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Enterprise Mobile Phishing Attacks Skyrocket Amidst Pandemic

June 3, 2020

The rate of mobile phishing rose sharply between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, a boost most likely due to the increased number of people working from home due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, new research has found.

In fact, encounter rates for enterprise mobile phishing increased 37 percent between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020, from around 16 percent to 22 percent.

The Mobile Phishing Spotlight Report from Lookout highlights how threat actors have shifted their tactics to take advantage of the evolving move from the physical to mobile or home office in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many companies to order their employees to work from home and use mobile devices as part of their every-day productivity.

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