Survey More Than 8 in 10 Fell Victim to Phishing Attacks in
July 16, 2019 When hackers go phishing, they reel in the likes of credit card numbers, email account passwords and bank login information. Droves of sensitive information can end up on the hook, and all it takes for a consumer to fall vulnerable is a moment of trust in the wrong email, website or payment portal. The practice is on the rise: An annual study by Accenture found that 85 percent of organizations experienced phishing and social engineering attacks — an increase of 16 percent year-over-year — and the incidents cost victims upwards of $1.4 million. Results from Proofpoint’s annual phishing survey back that up, as more than eight in 10 respondents reported attacks in 2018. The good news? Practicing good email hygiene — using a password manager, turning on two-factor authentication and even adding a recovery phone number — can significantly lower your risk. Related: More Than 150,000 U.S. Small-Business Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at Any Given Moment. Here’s How to Protect Yours.Check out the below infographic for more on phishing — and how to protect your sensitive information from ending up as the catch of the day. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free 1 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.