Money (That’s what email attackers want)

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A new report from email security and cyber resilience company Mimecast, released to coincide with this year’s virtual Black Hat conference, reveals that threat actors are motivated by monetary gain more than stealing data or intellectual property. It also finds that COVID-19 continues to be a major theme in current attacks, especially in certain sectors, and that opportunistic and malware-based campaigns are being launched at volumes never seen before, with manufacturing, retail/wholesale, finance/insurance, and media and publishing being the hardest hit. The volume of sender impersonation attacks increased by 24 percent between January and June to reach nearly 46 million… [Continue Reading]

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