03 October 2011

Social Engineering Hit 42% Businesses in UK

A latest survey from security specialist Check Point has stated that 42% of UK companies have been attacked by social engineering attacks.
Moreover, the UK businesses added that they had come across nearly 25 attacks in the last two years, at an average cost of £15,000 per incident.
Check Point's UK Managing Director Terry Greer-King claimed phishing emails to top the list of social engineering threats with a striking 47% that the survey had found that and social networking sites at a staggering 39%, as per the news by eweekeurope.co.uk on September 21, 2011.
New employees (52%) and contractors (44%) were proven as the most vulnerable to social engineering methods.

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