Criminals are disguising themselves as your business partners

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Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint spent a week in February monitoring email correspondence received by 3,000 organizations in the UK, US, and Australia. What they found was that virtually every business (98 percent) was targeted by a malicious email coming from a trusted domain operated by a supplier.

According to Proofpoint, the majority of these attacks did not carry a malicious file, such as malware or ransomware. Instead, they utilized social engineering strategies, targeting distracted, gullible, or overworked employees. 

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