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KNOWBE4 FINDS INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS ATTACKS IN PHISHING EMAILS

with business , IT and HR focus

NOWBE4 , PROVIDER OF one

K of the world ’ s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platforms , has announced the results of its Q3 Top-Clicked Phishing Report .

“ Social engineering attacks continue to be one of the top ways malicious hackers breach organisations and / or cause damage ,” said Stu Sjouwerman , CEO , KnowBe4 .
“ We are seeing a continued increase in phishing , including more use of common HR types of communications and less reliance on obvious social media phishing campaigns .
“ By equipping security professionals with more data on likely tactics and templates used by cybercriminals executing phishing attacks , infosec professionals can strengthen their human firewall . Now more than ever , end users need to remain vigilant and remember to stop and think before they click .”
Top 10 email categories globally :
• Business
• Online services
• Human Resources
• IT
• Banking and finance
• Coronavirus / COVID-19 phishing
• Mail notifications
• Phishing for sensitive information
• Social networking
• Brand knockoffs
Top phishing email subjects were also broken out , comparing those in the US to those in Europe , the Middle East and Africa ( EMEA ). In Q3 2021 , KnowBe4 examined tens of thousands of email subject lines from simulated phishing tests . In the US , most of the email subjects appear to originate from the users ’ organisation .
However , in EMEA , the top subjects are related to users ’ everyday tasks . The organisation
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