UK employees receiving up to 10 phishing attacks per day

Malware

by Amy-jo Crowley| 19 December 2013

Another 16% of office workers had fallen for a phishing attack.

An increasing number UK employees are being attacked with phishing emails, with the majority receiving up to 10 attacks a day, a new survey from PhishMe has revealed.

The survey of 1,000 UK office workers, conducted by One Poll, found that over a third are seeing more phishing emails in their inbox today than they were a year ago.

The research also revealed that 16% of office workers had fallen for a phishing attack in the last year.

Rohyt Belani, CEO of PhishMe, said the figures highlight how big a problem phishing and malware attacks are to UK organisations.

"Over the last year we have seen a significant increase in the sophistication of phishing emails; attackers even emulate conversations via email to build confidence with the potential victim before launching the attack," he said.

"Organisations must enhance their security defences with a continuous programme where they train their staff how to recognise and report phishing emails in a timely manner."

Comments
Post a comment

Comments may be moderated for spam, obscenities or defamation.

Join our network

716 people like this.
1529 people follow this.

Malware Intelligence

Buy the latest industry research online today!
See more

Suppliers Directory

Privcy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.