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Report: EMEA is top source of phishing attacks globally

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 9, 2017

Nearly all malware globally was delivered to its victims through a phishing attack, the 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report found.

The Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR), published by specialised security company NTT Security, highlights the latest ransomware, phishing, and DDoS attack trends, as well as the impact of these threats against organisations. With visibility into 40 percent of the world’s internet traffic, NTT Security summarises data from over 3.5 trillion logs and 6.2 billion attacks for the GTIR. Analysis is based on log, event, attack, incident, and vulnerability data. It also includes details from NTT Security research sources, including global honeypots and sandboxes in over 100 different countries in environments independent from institutional infrastructures.

According to the GTIR, the data shows that nearly 73 percent of all malware globally was delivered to its victims through a...

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