5 Common Ways to Get Duped into a Data Breach
The average cost of a data breach is expected to reach $5 million this year. In today’s interconnected world.
The average cost of a data breach is expected to reach $5 million this year. In today’s interconnected world, the potential for far-reaching results has exploded, leaving companies with crippling consequences. Hackers know this and are capitalizing on our connectedness.
Attackers gain unauthorized access to a network through tactics largely proliferated through email. Once you understand the common attack vectors, you can better align your tools and resources to protect your organization. This includes implementing Security Awareness Training (SAT) and user protection strategies specifically designed to combat email-based threats.
Here are five common ways cybercriminals continue to catch us in their snares.
- Missent Emails
Last year’s Acronis report noted that phishing and malicious emails have increased by 60% year over year, with 76% occurring between July and October. Malicious hackers are out there, checking their inboxes for responses and – the occasional windfall.
Sensitive data is transferred via email all the time. We try to be safe, but sometimes we shoot off a quick spreadsheet on our way to lunch, hoping the attachment will load in time, and just hit Send. To the wrong person. It happens. Unfortunately, with so many lurking threat actors out there, those mistakes can have serious consequences.
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