The term ‘phishing’ was first coined by hackers bent on ‘fishing’ and stealing sensitive information – account numbers, passwords, credit card details, etc. The ‘ph’ came from the word ‘phreak’, an earlier word for illicit players. A clever play on words, to describe a nefarious activity that has already cost American businesses upward of $1.6 billion, and it just keeps increasing!
This infographic presents some hard facts on the rising threat of phishing – from 2015 to 2016, there was 65% increase in the number of phishing attacks! New game-plans to destroy the fishing nets?
Phishing – The Rising Threat To Business:
Infographic by – Inspired eLearning