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Phishing attacks spiked by 250% in 2018

2019-03-07

Microsoft's new Security Intelligence Report reveals evolving tactics of hackers.

A new report from Microsoft found that phishing attacks increased 250% over the course of 2018. According to Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report (SIR) volume 24, attackers have shifted tactics and are now targeting multiple points of attacks within one campaign.

"Hacking is a multi-billion-dollar industry. If it was being run by one company rather than a mix of organized crime syndicates, lone wolves and governments, it would be comparable to a major NASDAQ tech business", said Colin Bastable, CEO of cybersecurity test and training company Lucy Security.

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