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phishing attack

An instance of someone stealing, or attempting to steal, personal information from someone else over the phone or on the internet by pretending to be someone or something that legitimately requires such details. We've gotten reports of an increasing number of phishing attacks being made against our customers recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The use of the so-called dark web makes the culprits behind these phishing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
See also: attack, phish
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M2 PRESSWIRE-September 4, 2019-: Check Point Research Reveals Security Flaw that Leaves Android Smartphones Vulnerable to Advanced SMS Phishing Attacks | Check Point Software
Moreover, with phishing attacks, the tricked victim might not even realize that it was subjected to a cyberattack and had exposed their credentials or email until it is too late and they suffer from the consequences.
Combined with advanced automation, it trains employees continuously to guarantee significant change in their behavior towards phishing attacks.
Impersonation and phishing attacks are becoming a growing problem.
Phishing attacks were the most prominent type of cyberattack, with 94 per cent of respondents having experienced phishing and spear phishing attacks in the previous 12 months, and 55 per cent cited seeing an increase in phishing attacks over the same time period.
The category became the biggest target in Q1, accounting for 36 percent of all phishing attacks, for the first time eclipsing the payment-services category which suffered 27 percent of attacks recorded in the quarter.
It enables organisations across the world to stop phishing attacks in their tracks using a unique combination of phishing simulation training, human intelligence and leading-edge incident response technology.
The school said there were giveaways in phishing attacks like typos; Also, the school would never send an email with a dropbox link, and Taaleem does not directly send communications to parents regarding any accounts and that the communication would always come from the school.
The rapid growth of phishing attacks in 2018 is part of a long-running trend with both 2017 and 2016 experiencing increases of 15 per cent on the previous year.
"There was a noticeable increase in advanced phishing attacks targeting high-value information," said Corey Nachreiner, CTO at WatchGuard Technologies.
"As a large organisation we are subject to phishing attacks.
A spokesperson from the Kaspersky Lab said that a recent report by the firm showed that the UAE had witnessed a 135 per cent increase in phishing attacks since 2017.
EMAIL AND DATA SECURITY FIRM MIMECAST'S REPORT State of Email Security 2018 found that 90% of organizations worldwide have seen the volume of phishing attacks increase or stay the same over the past year.