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Phishing. O365. Cyber Security.

A quarter of phishing emails bypass Office 365 security

Email phishing is one of the most often used – and most successfully used – attack vectors that lead to cybersecurity incidents and breaches.

Microsoft is the most impersonated brand

“Cloud based email, with all of its benefits, has ushered in a new era of phishing attacks. The nature of the cloud provides even more vectors of which hackers take advantage, and even broader access to critical data when a phishing attack is successful,” says cloud security company Avanan.

And, unfortunately, too many phishing emails evade the default security protection implemented by the cloud providers.

According to their recent Global Phish Report, which presents insights from 55.5 million emails that passed the default security and were then scanned by their security solution, 30.3% of phishing emails sent to organizations using Office 365 Exchange Online Protection (EOP) were delivered to the inbox.

Of the 561,947 phishing emails they detected and analyzed:

50.7 percent contained links pointing to malware or delivers the malware as an attachment40 percent were after credentials (of email accounts, online banking, etc.)8 percent were extortion attempts(A mere) 0.4 percent were spearphishing emails.

“Although spearphishing is far less common than the other three vectors, it often has the largest impact. Spearphishing attacks target high level employees who have access to either company finances or other sensitive information,” the company explains.

“These phishing attacks can also be the most difficult to detect, given the lack of attachments or links that can be flagged by anti-phishing tools.”

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