What is Phishing?
Although a few years old, a survey from Gartner shows the cost of phishing attacks. The threat to business and consumers is substantial. Since the survey was completed, there has been no letup on the volume of social engineering attacks, including phishing. The Anti-Phishing Working Group recently reported a record 1.1 million phishing attacks were logged in the second quarter of 2022 alone. That's more phishing attacks than in any single quarter in the APWG's history. As such, the information provided by the Gartner study on phishing is still relevant. Below are some of the key facts from the study.