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Email is still a huge source of security risks


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The problems with cyber threats are not abating, and the worst of all is that there is an increase in successful attacks using e-mail messages, Trend Micro shows in the research. This is 196 percent in 2021 when compared to the situation in 2020.

It is also extremely discouraging that organizations are in increasing trouble, which can be seen through attacks on business e-mail services (BEC – business email compromise). In total, the FBI recorded a financial loss of 2.4 billion US dollars in this sense, which is about 600 million dollars more than in 2020.

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And this concerns only the United States of America, on a global level the situation is certainly much more dramatic because for cybercriminals there are no borders, they will try wherever they see an opportunity to succeed.

These attack methods started in 2013 and have as their target an individual in a corporation or a corporation globally, so who gets “hooked” first. Cybercriminals carry out the attack by compromising the business e-mail user account through various ingenious methods, and then use something like this to transfer funds. After that, as a rule, they disappear and that is why it is not easy, if at all possible, to find them.

With the coronavirus pandemic, it only got worse for corporations because employees were working remotely to a greater extent, so their user accounts were easier targets for cybercriminals. If they were “hacked”, they would easily perform everything that follows. Of course, something like that doesn’t only affect the “soul” of attacked individuals, but also organizations that have not paid enough attention to the security aspect of remote work.

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Fortunately, some have learned from other people’s mistakes, and some have not recorded such serious attacks before being prompted by them to take the necessary safety steps so that they never happen again. Unfortunately, some organizations have suffered enormous damage, as these figures suggest.



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