[Podcast] Avanan Report Reveals 25% of Phishing Emails Bypass Office 365 Security
- Posted by
Gil Friedrich on May 31, 2019
In this podcast, hosted by Neil C. Hughes, we discuss the Global Phish Report that analyzed 55.5 million emails sent to organizations using Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite.
The study reveals that 25% of phishing emails bypass Office 365 security, using malicious links and attachments as the main vectors. Other concerning findings include that 33% of emails containing a link to a site hosted on WordPress and 98% of emails containing a crypto wallet address are phishing attacks. These numbers are likely to increase as hackers design new obfuscation methods that take advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities on platforms such as Office 365 and G Suite.
Over the past decade, phishing attacks have become the most widespread digital threat to organizations around the globe. For most organizations, phishing is the number one email security threat, outranking both malware and ransomware. These attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and difficult to detect, even with the aid of artificial intelligence to support the effort.