H1 2024 - Phishing Frenzy: C-Suite Receives 42x More QR Code Attacks than Average Employee

H1 2024 - Phishing Frenzy: C-Suite Receives 42x More QR Code Attacks than Average Employee

Time and time again, cybercriminals have demonstrated their impressive ability to identify new ways to leverage everyday communication tools as mechanisms for deceiving employees.

The newest example of this exploitative expertise? QR code attacks.

In our latest email threat report, Abnormal researchers dive into QR code attacks, using internal data to uncover several noteworthy trends—including the most impersonated brands as well as the most targeted roles and industries. The report also analyzes recent developments in business email compromise and vendor email compromise attacks. Download this threat report to deep dive into how:

  • 89.3% of QR code attacks detected by Abnormal are credential phishing attacks.
  • Business email compromise attacks increased by 108% between 2022 and 2023.
  • Nearly 40% of Abnormal customers experienced a VEC attack each month in 2023.



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