Email-based cyber attacks gathering momentum

Email-based cyber attacks are gathering momentum and the cost of these attacks are rising, with several hidden costs, a survey of IT professionals in Europe, Middle East and Africa reveals

Four out of five organisations (80%) have faced an email-based cyber attack in the past year and 73% of IT security professionals say the frequency of such attacks is increasing, a survey has found.

Just 15% of respondents claimed not to have suffered an impact from email-borne threats, but even this is likely to be an over-estimate considering that sometimes the cause and effect linking cyber attacks to business damage are not immediately clear, the survey report said…

Source: ComputerWeekly