Phishing is becoming a major threat vector for organizations all around the world.
Phishing is the exercise of sending illegitimate emails designed to elicit a response from the end user, whether that’s clicking on a link that infects them with malware or tricking the user into volunteering information that they normally would not provide like a password or some other information that is useful to the attacker.
Frighteningly, all signs are pointing to the fact that phishing attacks are becoming more prevalent by the day. According to Webroot, nearly 1.5 million new phishing landing pages are being created monthly.
So why is phishing so popular? I can think of a few reasons.