McAfee Labs Threats Report for August 2014 has some bad news. It seems that phishing definitely pays off for the hackers all over the globe. Unfortunately, that is only the beginning of our troubles. It may come as a surprise, but our beloved hackers are profit oriented mean machines. They are extremely careful when it comes to investing their time and resources.
If we are able to fix one weak IT security point, you can be rest assured they will look for the new one. On the other hand, if something works just fine for them, you can expect that they will stick to it including the inevitable improvements. This is exactly what happened to the phishing itself. This is the new El Dorado for hackers.
The trouble with the curve in this situation is that after a series of successful phishing activities the hackers will become even more patient. In addition, it is worth mentioning that they only need one good catch. No more. No less. One open door, and they can infiltrate the entire system before you even realize what happened.
Oh dear, what are we supposed to do? We have to remind you again that there is no successful phishing without your active participation. Therefore, better think twice before you follow certain link, open a suspicious email or visit a funny looking website. That is why it is so complex, because it is so simple. Right?