Google - Corporate email addresses six times more likely to receive phishing scams

Google - Corporate email addresses six times more likely to receive phishing scams

Written on March 06, 2017 at 03:29 PM By Emily Gam

Recently Google presented the results of their analysis of over a billion emails that passed through Gmail. They found that corporate email addresses are 6.2 times more likely to be targeted by phishing emails, 4.3X likely to receive malware compared to personal accounts, but interestingly are 0.4X less likely to receive spam.

A corporate inbox receives 4.3X more malware than an end-user inbox

Google also released statistics on which industries are most likely to be targeted by different attacks, with companies in Finance, Entertainment and IT most likely to be targeted by phishing.

Finance, Arts and IT companies are the most targeted by phishing as of Q1 2017

It makes sense that corporate inboxes are more popular with scammers as they contain more valuable information and access to bigger bank accounts.

Professional inbox are 6.2X more targeted by phishing and 4.3X more targeted by malware than end user inboxHackers and scammers are getting more and more sophisticated, gone are the days of the laughable Prince of Nigeria scams, now scammers are doing their research before hitting their targets.

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