Hook, Line, and Sinker - Phishing Landscape in 2022


Cyber dangers increased alarmingly in 2022, especially phishing attacks, which dominated the threat environment. According to a Cofense analysis, credential phishing was the attackers’ favoured attack strategy. This article will examine numerous phishing attack statistics, trends, and other important information.

Phishing emails increased by 569%, and attacks using stolen credentials rose by 478%. Malware usage surged by 44% in these attacks, with Emotet and Qakbot being the most prevalent malware families. While the usage of Telegram bots for exfiltration increased by 800%, the use of Web3 technologies in phishing efforts increased by 341%.

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