Mobile Phishing Increased as Workers Went Home

Cybercriminals rely heavily on phishing to trick employees into unknowingly giving up their login credentials or downloading malware, enabling them to steal your data.

When your employees started working from home, they became more reliant on their tablets and smartphones. Not just for multifactor authentication, but also for productivity suites like Office 365 or G Suite and cloud apps like Salesforce, Workday and Box.

It is no surprise that we saw a 37 percent increase in global mobile phishing attacks in the first months of 2020. We’re using our mobile devices more and phishing is no longer the old-school email scam it was. 85 percent of mobile phishing attacks occur in messaging, social, gaming, productivity, news and travel apps. Only 15 percent are delivered by email.

Here are five things you will learn from The State of Mobile Phishing Report

1. How mobile phishing is different and why it succeeds
2. Mobile phishing encounter rates by geography
3. Industry breakdown of mobile phishing encounter rates
4. The financial risk of ignoring the threat of mobile phishing
5. How to detect and protect against mobile phishing attacks


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