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Which employees receive the most highly targeted email-borne threats?

Workers in R&D/Engineering are the most heavily targeted group of employees within organizations, a new Proofpoint report says, and lower-level employees are at a higher risk of email-borne cyber threats than higher-level management roles and executives.

Who is being attacked?

Proofpoint has gathered and analyzed a three-months worth (October-December 2018) of email attacks on Fortune Global 500 companies and has discovered that people at the bottom of the corporate ladder were more at risk of being targeted via email than those at the top.

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