Phishing costs companies around the globe $4.5 billion each year, and attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication.
A recent study by Return Path underscores just how prevalent fraud against unprotected brands might be in mailboxes around the world.
We examined more than 200 billion messages attributed to 157 large global brands between Q4-2014 and Q1-2015 to look for suspicious emails, or emails that failed DMARC authentication, which is designed to verify the legitimacy of email senders.
Here’s a summary of our findings:
Suspicious Emails Detected
Most Targeted Industries
Phishers Favor Parent Domains
You can read the complete study here.
The first step to fighting email fraud is to implement DMARC. Download our “Getting Started with DMARC” guide to find out how to prevent cybercriminals from spoofing your brand.
Wayne received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from Kingston University.
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