BEC-style attacks exploded in Q4 2018

11th February 2019 News , Tips 10 Views

Email remains the top vector for malware distribution and phishing, while BEC fraud continues to grow rapidly, Proofpoint warns in its Q4 2018 Threat Report. “The number of email fraud attacks against targeted companies increased 226% Quarter-on-Quarter and 476% vs. Q4 2017,” the company pointed out. “On average, companies targeted by BEC received about 120 fraudulent emails in the fourth quarter of the year, up from 36 in Q3 2018 and up from 21 in … More

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