The common thread in most successful attacks? Users.  

So while the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report found that hackers are getting more sophisticated in their attacks, the root cause remains mostly the same: user error or malicious insiders.

According to the investigations:

  • 23% of recipients will open phishing messages, and
  • 11% actually open attachments from these messages.

Most users who will fall for a phishing campaign do so quickly: 50% who open will do so in the first hour after it was sent. For some, that takes as little as 22 seconds.

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