More than 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction - Help Net Security

More than 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction - Help Net Security

Cybercriminals target people, rather than systems and infrastructure, to install malware, initiate fraudulent transactions, steal data, and more, according to Proofpoint.



“Cybercriminals are aggressively targeting people because sending fraudulent emails, stealing credentials, and uploading malicious attachments to cloud applications is easier and far more profitable than creating an expensive, time-consuming exploit that has a high probability of failure,” said Kevin Epstein, vice president of Threat Operations for Proofpoint.


“More than 99 percent of cyberattacks rely on human interaction to work—making individual users the last line of defense. To significantly reduce risk, organizations need a holist ..