Imagine receiving an email from US VP Mike Pence’s official email account asking for help because he has been stranded in the Philippines.
Actually, you don’t have to. This actually happened.
Pence’s email was hacked when he was still the governor of Indiana, and his account was used to attempt to defraud several people. How did this happen? Is it similar to how the DNC server was hacked?
Email hacking is one of the most widespread cyber threats at present. It is estimated that around 8 out of 10 people who use the internet have received some form of phishing attack through their emails. Additionally, according to Avanan’s 2019 Global Phish Report, 1 in 99 emails is a phishing attack.
BitDam is aware of how critical emails are in modern communication. BitDam published a new study on the email threat detection weaknesses of the leading players in email security, and the findings command attention. The research team discovered how Microsoft’s Office365 ATP and Google’s G Suite are allegedly critically weak when dealing with unknown threats. Also, their time-to-detect (TTD) can take up to two days since their first encounter with unknown attacks.
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