Phishing attacks hit a huge number of businesses last year

In the past year, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of businesses suffered a data breach as a result of a successful phishing campaign. The trend can be partly attributed to remote working, as businesses struggle to maintain visibility and protect their remote workers, a new report from Egress suggests.

Based on a poll of 500 IT leaders and 3,000 employees in the US and the UK, the report states that more than half (53 percent) of IT leaders reported an increase in cybersecurity incidents that were caused by phishing. Furthermore, half of the leaders expect challenges along the way, as they try to prevent breaches caused by malicious email attacks.

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