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8 types of phishing attacks and how to identify them

CSO Online

Fahmida Y. Rashid

Every data breach and online attack seems to involve some kind of phishing attempt to steal password credentials, to launch fraudulent transactions, or to trick someone into downloading malware. Indeed, Verizon's 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report finds that phishing is the top threat action associated with breaches.

Enterprises regularly remind users to beware of phishing attacks, but many users don’t really know how to recognize them. And humans tend to be bad at recognizing scams.

According to Proofpoint's 2020 State of the Phish report...

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