Phishing has evolved beyond email

Social media

We all use it in some form or another, but social media offers the opportunity for phishers to target unsuspecting users. Whether they are impersonating a recruiter on LinkedIn, a customer support account on Twitter, or touting fake wares on Instagram, companies need to consider how to block malicious links on social media.

Messaging platforms

We all use different messaging platforms for work and play. Whether it be WhatsApp, Skype or Slack, phishers can use these platform to disseminate phishing links.

Ad networks

Despite ad networks having processes in place to ensure that their platforms aren’t misused, cybercriminals are still finding ways to manipulate these platforms for phishing scams. In 2018, Google alone took down 2.3 billion bad ads.


Companies can overlook smishing attacks, but they are an effective way of delivering phishing campaigns. We only need to look at Filecoder, MazarBot and Trojan.SMS.Tiny as examples of malware that were distributed via smishing campaigns.

60% of mobile phishing attacks occur over HTTPS

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Why is phishing on mobile so effective?

The way we interact with mobile devices is inherently different from traditional form factors, something phishers have quickly learned how to capitalize on:

Screen size

Smaller screens mean that features like URLs are truncated or obscured.

Lack of attention

Mobiles are used when we’re in a distracted state and continual context switching reduces attention to detail.

Limited user experience

Lack of an innate ability to inspect links prior to a click.

Why Wandera

Real-time prevention of phishing attacks

Prevent threats from ever reaching the endpoint. Our Secure Access Layer goes beyond endpoint detection to protect against phishing attacks in real-time.

Zero-day protection

The risk of phishing campaigns is highest during the first few hours, before third party threat sources are able to detect an issue. Wandera’s threat intelligence engine, MI:RIAM, uses advanced machine learning to detect zero-day threats.

Proactive scanning for new phishing domains

MI:RIAM constantly scans the internet for malicious sites, calculating risk scores based on over 100 indicators to automatically block access to malicious URLs.

Real-time insights & granular reporting

Our admin portal provides real-time insight into phishing events, giving you detailed analysis of incidents and visualizations of each attack.

“There is evidence that business users increasingly fall victims to phishing on mobile devices.” – Gartner

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