Phishers target middle management

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Phishing scammers have infiltrated the enterprise and they’re finding easy prey, but it’s not in the C-suite as previously thought. Attackers are exploiting the multitasking, often overloaded middle management ranks, according to research by security and compliance firm Proofpoint.

“2014 was clearly the year that attackers went corporate, and they targeted middle management because it’s profitable,” says Kevin Epstein, vice president, advanced security and governance. The study examined more than a million workers’ email and social media activities at work over a one-year period.

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