Mike Britton writes about data collected by Abnormal Security:
According to Abnormal data, the healthcare industry is experiencing a 167% increase in advanced email attacks in 2023, which includes BEC, credential phishing, malware, and extortion. While the year isn’t over yet, this signals the need for more sophisticated security to protect patients, employees, and the organizations themselves.
While the volume of BEC is minimal relative to other email attacks, it remains the most dangerous attack type because it often leads to direct financial losses at an average of $125,000 per attack, according to the latest research from the FBI. Identifying and stopping BEC is increasingly important, but made difficult by the fact that these attacks are often text-based, sent from legitimate domains, and lack traditional indicators of compromise like a suspicious link or malicious attachment. In many cases, they are simply looking for information that can then be used for another attack, like in this recent example stopped by Abnormal.
Read more at Abnormal Security.