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Phishing Attacks Hook Half Of UK Organisation Over The Past Two Years


Research by Sophos has revealed that almost half of UK businesses have been compromised by phishing attacks in the last two years.

The research explained that bigger firms (those with between 500 and 1,000 employees) are more likely to be affected by such attacks, despite 78% of them offering their staff enhanced cybersecurity training, compared to just 50% of businesses with 250 or fewer employees.

.@Sophos: 45% of UK orgs hit by #phishing attacks from 2016 – 2018, w/ 54% report employees replying to unsolicited emails or clicking links in them; 54% of orgs of 500 – 1,000 employees been #phished in past 2 years. @SapioResearch @dannyjpalmer @ZDNet

— Jay Kelley (@JayJKelley) March 13, 2019

Experts Comments below:

Tim Sadler, CEO atTessian:

“As this research demonstrates, cybersecurity training isn’t a solution in itself. While it can educate employees on the tell-tale signs of phishing emails, it can’tinstiltotal vigilance or eradicate the factors that...(continued)

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