For hackers, email is the ultimate killer app. It’s universal, fast and easy to use, which is why it’s such a common mode of communication.
Studies have found that email is the attack vector for 94 percent of malware incidents and 67 percent of ransomware attacks. A single bad click, recklessly downloaded attachment or weak password can lead to lost revenue, lost assets (via ransom), leaked data and a damaged reputation.
This week’s guest on “What the Hack with Adam Levin” told a story with a happier ending. After a hacker broke into an email account at his real estate company, basic workplace cyber hygiene saved the day to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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