February 8, 2023

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BrandPost: Phishing Attacks are on the Rise, and Cyber Awareness is One of Your Best Defenses

Cybersecurity Awareness Month has come to an end, yet security should be a top priority all year round for organizations of all shapes and sizes.

The threat landscape is constantly evolving, with cybercriminals finding new ways to trick unsuspecting victims and infiltrate networks. For example, according to the 1H 2022 FortiGuard Labs Threat Report, ransomware is rampant, showing no signs of slowing its pace. These attacks are becoming more sophisticated and aggressive, with attackers introducing new strains and updating, enhancing, and reusing old ones. What’s especially concerning as we look back at the first half of 2022 is that we observed 10,666 ransomware variants, compared to just 5,400 in the previous six months. That’s nearly 100% growth in ransomware variants in half a year.

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