Nearly all businesses have suffered some form of phishing attack during the past year, according to new reports. 

Research from Mimecast found that 94 per cent of organisations experienced either phishing or spear phishing attacks in the past 12 months – which for half of them was an increase on the previous year. 

Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools:

“Anyone familiar with the cybersecurity threatscape will not be surprised with these findings. Phishing remains one of the most successful methods of gaining access to a network, with organised gangs leveraging multiple phishing websites from a single IP address (such as DomainTools discovered this week), and independent non-technical actors taking advantage of the phishing-as-a-service kits available on the dark web. Not only is this a threat for businesses but for individuals.  

The best advice for keeping safe online remains vigilance to any unsolicited email, and double checking the URL of any website you visit before inputting any PII or downloading any attachments.” 

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