According to a recent SafeGuard Cyber report, 42% of organizations report employees with BYOD devices in business settings that use tools like WhatsApp have led to new security incidents. Sixty-six percent of threat indicators are found in transient messages associated with these cloud-based collaboration tools.

Of the messages flagged for security or compliance risks, 42% occurred in WhatsApp, 24% in Telegram, 17% in Slack and 17% in Teams. The report found that of the messages flagged, 42% are trigger impersonation warnings.

Twenty-three percent of flagged messages include attachments that are flagged as potentially sensitive and in breach of regulatory compliance laws.

Read the full report here.