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Cybercriminals exploit volatile job market for targeted email attacks

February 9, 2023

Between July–December 2022, the median open rate for text-based business email compromise (BEC) attacks was nearly 28%, according to Abnormal Security.

Business email and supply chain compromise as attack strategies

Additionally, of the malicious emails that were read, an average of 15% were replied to. And while less than one percent of recipients engaged with more than one attack, 36% of replies were initiated by employees who had previously engaged with an earlier attack.

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