In the past, we have written a lot of literature about cybercrime and the fact that it is growing in prominence, everybody is a target.
Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is trying to solve a problem with the same thought process that you created them with and expect a different outcome. We have highlighted how Hacking as a Service (HaaS) is helping companies look for vulnerabilities; we are now seeing the rise of Phishing as a Service (PhaaS) which hopes to achieve the same result.
A Deloitte blog post points out that in 2016, at least 15% of worldwide cyber-attacks involved phishing. Phishing is usually the first step in the chain of attack, typically used to drop malware such as ransomware or a key logger.
However, even if pure technological means exist to prevent phishing, such as email filtering, traffic monitoring and network protection, they cannot be completely effective because phishing involves an unpredictable parameter: human.
The article adds that the 2016 data breach report shows that 30% of today’s employees are targeted by a phishing campaign clicked on the phishing link.
Even though phishing is not a new social engineering attack, it is still a dangerous threat that is continuously evolving. Nowadays, ready to use phishing kits including sophisticated techniques to evade automatic detection are broadly available on the web.
Spear phishing is also a new trend and is increasing significantly. To face all of these challenges, organizations need a way to measure and reduce their risk against phishing in order to stop the attack from the beginning.
We create phishing attacks using email, SMS, login pages and landing pages. Our A Team Protection team have experience in carrying out these attacks.
“It is important for the world to move on from its linear view when it comes to combating cybercrime. HaaS is making major strides and in the future, we will see the rise of PhaaS.
Contact our A Team to find out how GTconsult can tailor a solution to suit your business.”
– Bradley Geldenhuys, CEO and Co-Founder, GTconsult