The State of Phishing

March 11, 2015 CynergisTek, Inc.

Phishing continues to be a hot topic in the industry, especially with the recent Anthem breach that was likely caused by a phishing attack on the organization. We recently released an infographic that highlights both industry statistics and findings from several phishing assessments we have performed for clients. This infographic illustrates the fact that phishing causes serious impacts in both the cost of the attacks and the number of individuals affected.

You can view or download the full infographic below, but here are a few points we wanted to highlight:

  • There were 123,741 unique phishing attacks worldwide in the first half of 2014.
  • Phishing attacks cost organizations $4.5 billion in losses worldwide in 2014.
  • 74% of those who opened a phish email sent by our team during a phishing assessment at their organization clicked on a link in an email, and 46% of those who clicked on a link submitted their username and password.

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