Attackers hook virtually 100% of their phishing victims within the first 4 to 8 hours — by then 75% of phishing URLs have shut down and moved on. With so much at stake successful protection of your organization’s employees 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
Download the full report for details