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Phishing cybercriminals find most success with midweek attacks

Phishing continues to be a major problem, with cybercriminals using social engineering with a large amount of success, according to Mandiant
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 12, 2014 9:39 pm

The majority of phishing emails are sent during the work week, amounting to 93 percent of activity, with the most popular day Wednesday, according to cybersecurity company Mandiant. The use of clever social engineering techniques, in which cybercriminals create unique attack methods to compromise unsuspecting users, continues to be a leading strategy that helps find success.




Mandiant studied clients in more than 30 different business industries, with 15 percent of attacks hitting the financial market, with 13 percent aimed towards media and entertainment, according to the company.


Companies trying to protect employees must teach them the basic threats that phishers use, especially in financial intuitions, which receive one-third of all phishing attempts.


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