Gmail accounts are used in 91% of all baiting email attacks

Bait attacks are on the rise, and it appears that actors who distribute this special kind of phishing emails prefer to use Gmail accounts to conduct their attacks.

According to a report by Barracuda, who surveyed 10,500 organizations, 35% of them received at least one bait attack email in September 2021 alone.

What is a baiting attack?

A “bait attack” is a sub-class of phishing where threat actors attempt to gather basic information about a specific target and use it for more targeted and effective attacks in the future.

It is a preparatory reconnaissance step that seldom comes with payloads or embedded links on the email body.

Although some of these emails contain a basic question or something that has higher chances of receiving a response, many don’t include any text at all.

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