CYBER-CRIMINALS PREY HEAVILY ON CONSTRUCTION PROS
Newly analyzed data suggests both construction and real estate employees should be paying close attention to their emails, online accounts, and overall Internet use for potential phishing and malware attacks from cyber-criminals, says Reboot Digital Marketing Agency.
The London-based digital marketers reviewed ProofPoint’s cyber-security quarterly analysis and found the construction industry is the second most targeted for email fraud with an average of 61 attacks per company over a three-month period. The real estate industry follows with an average of 54 attacks per organization in the same time frame.
“Phishing is a type of cyber-crime that involves deceiving the user into thinking they are communicating with a legitimate company, in order to steal confidential information and passwords,” reads a press release from the firm. “By its nature, phishing and malware attacks work by impersonating someone the recipient knows and trusts.”