Attack Overview and Statistics
SANS Institute conducted a survey on how attackers were able to compromise user devices. They found 74 percent entered via an email attachment or email links, 48 percent from web based drive-by or download, and 30 percent through application vulnerabilities. Phishing (72 percent), spyware (50 percent), ransomware (49 percent) and Trojans (47 percent) are the threats most seen by respondents. We continuously monitor the latest attack vectors and scam techniques utilized. This helps us stop current campaigns and anticipate future vectors. This blog details how an example social engineering attack occurred.