The 8 Latest Malicious Email Threats And Trends That Can Create A Business Crisis

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The weakest links in defending companies against malicious emails can be the employees who open the emails in the first place. Once opened, the emails can quickly create a variety of cyber-related crisis situations for business leaders.

A new report from email security company Tessian found that cybercriminals are adopting increasingly sophisticated tactics. It analyzed two million malicious emails that managed to bypass traditional email defenses between July 2020 and July 2021.

The company said the report was the first-of-its-kind to identify trends among malicious email threats and attacks, the most impersonated brands, and the most popular times for hacking attempts. 


The vulnerabilities identified in Tessian’s report that make employees and their companies more susceptible to malicious emails included the following. 


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