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Email spoofing. Email spoofing attempts rise. (Source: Shutterstock)

One in every 99 emails is a phishing attack, using malicious links and attachments as the main vector; secure email gateways fail to stop 99.5% of all non-trivial email spoofing attacks.

Those are results from two separate reports researching email threats. over the past decade or so, phishing and spoofing attacks have become a widespread digital threat for many organizations including credit unions and other financial institutions.

Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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