Wendy Morre, Vice President of Product Marketing, Trend Micro, said “COVID-19 forced many organizations to accelerate their digital adoption plans, and SaaS apps have become indispensable to remote workers. However, where there are users, there are also threats and we’ve seen a spike in attacks targeting organizations’ perceived weakest link during the pandemic,”
In 2020, there has been a sudden increase in credential theft, malware, and phishing emails.
As per the statistics, in 2020, malware-laden email attacks will increase by 16% as compared to 2019. Whereas the count for phishing email reaches 6.9 million that shows a 14% increase from 2019. For the credential phishing, there were 5.5 million attempts made that passed the security filters that included phone-based phishing attacks.