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The Race is On: Stop Zero-Hour Phishing Attacks

Sep 11, 2019

From mere minutes to the first user opens and clicks on malicious emails, attachments, and URLs, attackers hook virtually 100% of their phishing victims within the first 4 to 8 hours - by which time they have shut down 75% of their phishing URLs and moved on. With so much at stake based on this accelerating race against time, successful protection of your organization's email and websites against phishing attacks requires a high-speed, highly automated approach.

A recent Aberdeen report, Reducing the Risk of Phishing Attacks: The Race is On, finds the human element at the forefront of most phishing attacks. They simulated 1,400 phishing attacks and found that:

• The likelihood of the first user click on malicious emails occurring within 30 seconds was about 8%
• The likelihood of the first user click on malicious emails occurring within 60 seconds was about 30%
• The median time-to-first click on malicious emails was just 134 seconds


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