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Email Account Takeover Attacks Get Smarter, Sophisticated, and More Patient
New data from Barracuda shows attackers take their time to leverage the credential compromise and to avoid detection when taking over email accounts.
Waiting is a tactic that often gives an attacker the upper hand. Ransomware attacks are more likely get to get a ransom because backups are compromised with malware installed months prior, and data breaches go undetected for months, allowing attackers to slowly (but surely) take you for everything they’re after.