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Phishing top security threat to business

August 12, 2019


The majority of threats (89%) blocked by a security service developed by telecommunications firm Telefonica in collaboration with security firms McAfee and Allot are phishing-related.

Earlier this year, a report by security firm Sophos revealed that phishing attacks aimed at stealing legitimate user credentials had been used to compromise 45% of UK organisations in the past two years.

The first two months of the Telefónica service’s deployment in Spain also show that a new threat is created every six seconds, and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the preferred target of cyber criminals due to their generally lower level of cyber protection.

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