According to the report of Global Threat Intelligence Center that release in this month by NTT security, several organizations attack with the 67% malware during second quarter of the year that probably delivered through phishing attacks. For many years, the Phishing attacks has been growing rapidly as hackers who used this method to trick more and more innocent users. It is a technique through which hackers steal victim’s all confidential data.
Traditionally, the phishing attack method is known as fraudulent act for sending emails or messages that pretends to be appear from the reputable or trusted sources. Compare to the previous years, the data which is collected in the GTIC’s 2017 Q2 threat intelligence report has aimed to attack at the end user utilizing phishing method has increased drastically. However, several malware researchers and System security experts have been busy examining the increases of Distributed Denial of Service attacks on web servers and other ransomware attacks.
Hackers Targeted Victims Quickly & Easily Through Phishing Attacks
Among the all distribution methods of malware, phishing attacks are one of the most popular ones. It take less than 10 minutes to a create a clever phishing email to convince victim to click on the suspicious link or download the suspicious attachments that embedded the VBA macros. Such a distribution method is known to install a malware and allow remote hacker to bring several malicious threat inside the infected machine. It is a quick method to attack more and more System user in just a short period of time. Thus, cyber criminals do not waste the valuable time in another complicated method.
Are all phishing attacks created equal?
No, all phishing attacks are not created equally. According to the GTIC’s 2017 Q2 Threat Intelligence Report, 22% of the phishing attacks were Brute force, about 33% of total were reconnaissance type phishing attacks that scans PC to discover vulnerabilities and only 9 % of phishing attacks on the manufacturing industries.
Tips To Prevent PC Against Phishing Attacks
- Beware of emails that ask for the sensitive data
- Always check the link before clicking on it.
- Enter your password over the secure connection only and do not save password on the server.
- Do not open any attachments that comes from unknown senders.
- Install a trusted anti-virus tool and scan your Computer regularly.
- Update your Operating System and installed program on the regular basis etc.