Phishing Increasingly Targets SaaS, Webmail



How can companies protect their sensitive data and prevent employees from falling prey to phishing attacks?

In today’s digital age, virtually every organization must wage a cybersecurity battle to protect its data. Winning this battle requires engaging security experts, securing assets, strengthening authentication and educating users.

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) Phishing Activity Trends Report, 1st Quarter 2019, phishing of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and webmail services has surpassed phishing of payment services for the first time. SaaS and webmail are now the most-targeted sectors, suffering 36% of phishing attacks (compared to 27% for payment services). The report emphasizes that usernames and passwords are not enough to protect against phishing and underscores the need for strong authentication.

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