Email security and threats were analyzed in a recent VIPRE Security Group report. According to the report, 233.9 million malicious emails were detected in Q3 2023.

The report found that 110 million emails attributed to malicious content and 118 million to malicious attachments. 150,000 emails displayed previously unknown behaviors.

Threat actors favor link-based delivery (58%) over attachments (42%). As cloud storage services have grown in popularity, so have cybercriminals developed as a malspam delivery method, accounting for 67% of all malspam delivery methods in Q3 2023. Legitimate, compromised websites made up the remaining 33%.

Read the full report here