“According to one study, phishing attacks against technology companies spiked in early 2018, accounting for nearly 14% of campaigns across major industries.1 Why are technology companies such rich targets? They have valuable intellectual property—trade secrets, business plans, and patented designs—which can be sold directly to foreign and domestic competitors and millions of users whose personal information can be stolen and then sold or used to make fraudulent purchases.”.
Indeed, in 2017 the FBI reported that a Lithuanian hacker used simple phishing tactics to defraud technology companies of more than $100 million.2 The year before, someone posing as the CEO emailed a tech firm’s payroll employees to request a W-2. Neglecting to check the sender’s email address, the employee forwarded information such as social security numbers and stock holdings:
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Virtual Submerge provides cybersecurity professionals the chance to dive into the latest trends in phishing awareness and incident response. Our 2020 virtual summit will showcase amazing content, including sessions focused on industry data you can use to influence planning, plus more Cofense solution content than ever before.
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