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Targeted phishing takes aim at Acronis – and loses

Phishing attacks, which involve criminals posing as legitimate contacts use emails and instant messaging to trick victims into providing valuable information like login credentials and banking or credit card details, is a major challenge for organizations ... and it’s on the rise.

The Anti-Phishing Working Group’s (APWG) Phishing Activity Trends Report for Q1 2020 notes that phishing attacks rose to the highest level since 2016, with more than 60,000 phishing sites being reported in March alone.

As a member of APWG, Acronis can confirm that we’ve seen an uptick as well and Acronis employees of all levels receive well-crafted phishing emails every day. Let’s look at one recent example that targeted one of our c-level executives.