As Phishing Gets Even Sneakier, Browser Security Needs to Step Up


BLACK HAT USA - Friday, August 11, Las Vegas - Attacks involving phishing are becoming increasingly complex and call for more advanced detection tools. While it used to take an attacker some time to construct a phishing template, according to Serussi, AI can now produce one in 30 seconds with an automatically embedded malicious URL and file.

Din Serussi, incident response group manager at Perception Point, pointed this up in his session at Black Hat USA this week. This is because contemporary forms of phishing are more difficult to identify, particularly given that employees work remotely and are more difficult to safeguard. If that sounds alarming, keep in mind that phishing emails are the starting point of 91% of cyberattacks.

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