Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they’re more sophisticated than ever. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that they’re considered the biggest security risk to organizations in 2018.

There are a number of reasons that make mobile a particularly fertile breeding ground for phishing attacks. The smaller screen size makes it more difficult to inspect URLs, the personal nature of mobile phones means we instill more trust in them, and the on-the-move nature of the device results in us being less vigilant.

Wandera’s research shows that 85% of organizations have suffered phishing attacks and that 81% of them occur outside of email – with fake sites collecting sensitive user data being the preferred vehicle of attack. Last year our threat intelligence team, along with the help of our real-time phishing detection machine, MI:RIAM, discovered that a new secure phishing site is created once every two minutes.

To demonstrate how sophisticated these attacks have become, we’ve brought to you a selection of real phishing incidents that we detected and blocked across our network. The only catch is we’ve hidden them amongst the genuine sites they’re impersonating.

Which of these shows the official Amazon login page?

Click on the fake Apple login page

Which Netflix login page would you trust with your details?

Which of these is the official LinkedIn page?

Which Paypal doesn't look legit?

How to spot a fake

As you can see, these fake sites are very convincing. However, there are a number of things you can do to secure yourself online.

Part of the issue is education, and part of it is infrastructure.

Wandera has built the only technology that can automatically detect, alert and block traffic to mobile phishing sites in real-time. The Secure Mobile Gateway provides admins with full visibility into all the data being sent to and from the device at all times, preventing attackers from getting their hands on your personal information.

If you’d like more information about how to protect your enterprise against phishing attacks, book an appointment with one of our mobility experts.

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