KnowBe4 report highlights the frequently-clicked email scam content in the second quarter of 2022

A security-oriented platform, KnowBe4 released a periodical report on frequently-clicked spam emails. Some helpful information has revealed which business-related phishing emails are predominantly clicked. The scammers make fake firm logos and insert them in the email content to fool employees. They target employees using spoofed domains, concealing email sources, and sometimes including workers' names in phishing emails.

Another helpful insight revealed from the report is that in the Q2 of 2022, the emails comprising subjects regarding the HR department are more often clicked. In today's era, people have become more aware of scam messages and emails, and it's not easy to fool them. If they receive SMS cross-checking a $1700 shipment they've not placed, or simply a text that says you won a prize or something related, they neglect and move on. But, what if they receive information about the company's internal details or employee performance reports? KnowBe4's head, Stu Sjouwerman, said that over eighty percent of enterprise data breaches arise from human error.

KnowBe4 analyzed the content of phishing emails that could contain a malware attachment or link. They found that these links result in the exposure of the company's data and lead to ransomware. According to KnowBe4, the attack vectors that lead to vulnerable threats are spoofed domains, PDF attachments, and scam links. I'll clear your concept if you don't know what a spoofed part is. Domain spoofing is a phishing tactic where a hacker usually impersonates a famous brand or known personality with fraud websites or phishing emails to fool others and cause them to believe they are authentic and trustable.

As per KnowBe4, the most common in the wild attacks are phishing emails, and the subjects of them include 7 percent employee expense and 15 percent Human Resource vacation policy update. In addition, 15 percent HR: dress code changes, 13 percent password check required urgently, 9 percent weekly performance report, 8 percent internet report, and so on. In the second quarter of 2022, typical in the wild emails include IT forms, fax previews, Facebook login, Money withdrawal statements, etc.

On the end note, to protect the organization from data breaches and phishing scams, businesses need to provide training sessions to their employees to make them aware of the methods to protect from threats. In this way, workers gain the confidence to detect fraudulent emails, even if they come from a familiar source. As an impact of training, they would be able to question emails, which is a critical element of promoting a protected security culture that helps minimize risk.

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