Phishing Facts

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Information security is paramount for all businesses, and phishing poses a serious threat. Below are some interesting facts to support the need to address the phishing threat vector. To make it easier to spread the word, we added a Tweet button for each fact. Please share with others.

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89% of all attacks involve financial or espionage motivations.Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
30% of phishing messages were opened in 2016 – up from 23% in the 2015 report.Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
e-Mail phishing rate is 1 in 1,846.Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
34.9% of all spear-phishing e-mail was directed at an organization in the financial industry.Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
The number of spear-phishing campaigns targeting employees increased by 55%.Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
The APWG announced that the number of observed phishing attacks in Q1 2016 was higher than any total since 2004.Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)