Successful phishing scams can have a devastating impact. Even phishing attacks that target an organization or company affect the individuals who work for that organization, or customers and partners of that organization.
Take these headline-grabbing stories from recent years, for example:
Emails disguised as Google Docs invites used to get login details—Millions were affected when phishers sent fake emails with a link that took users to a malicious app designed to steal account details. Read more on this story from WIRED >>
Chipotle staff received phishing emails with malware targeting credit cards—Cyber-criminals sent emails to employees containing malware used to obtain credit card data of restaurant goers. Read more on this story from Fortune.com >>
Scam targeted users during U.S. tax season requiring personal information—Phishing attacks targeting W-2s in 2017 are estimated to have compromised more than 120,000 people at 100 organizations. Read more on these attacks on the IRS.gov website >>
These are JUST A FEW of the many attacks that have compromised companies and everyday users.