Phishing Attacks Are the Number One Data Breach Attack Vector in the U.K.
The latest cyber attack trend data in the U.K. shows the majority of data breaches in 2019 began with a phishing attack. Security consulting firm CybSafe analyzed three years of the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) cyber breach data from 2017 – 2019. The data was release just last week. Out of nearly 2400 reported data breaches, over 1000 – 45.5 percent – of attacks were initiated by a phishing attack.