Infographic - Phishing and Spear Phishing: What do you need to know?

It seems like phishing and spear phishing are constantly in the news, usually accompanied by an announcement of yet another major data breach! The first recorded phishing event occurred in the mid-1990's, and the attacks have grown in scope and sophistication as technology has improved over the past twenty years.

We thought it would be interesting to research the history of phishing; our results are in the infographic below, alongside some of the latest phishing statistics and prevention measures. If you found our infographic helpful, please share it with your network, and take a look at how our antiphishing tools can keep you from taking the bait!

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Resources:

http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/2015/
http://betanews.com/2015/03/10/how-to-thwart-spear-phishing-attacks/
http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2015/Over-a-quarter-of-phishing-attacks-in-2014-targeted-users-financial-data
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59350-2004Nov18.html
http://www.phishing.org/history-of-phishing/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing
http://news.microsoft.com/en-sg/2014/02/11/microsoft-consumer-safety-index-reveals-impact-of-poor-online-safety-behaviours-in-singapore/
http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Completes-the-Dirty-Dozen-Tax-Scams-for-2015
https://www.opswat.com/blog/opswat-survey-finds-malware-breaches-companies-commonplace
http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/e-marketing/phishing-explanation-162842

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