- Spear phishing campaigns were aimed evenly against most organizations throughout the summer, followed by an increase in September. In contrast, campaigns against the educational sector fell in July and August when schools were closed, and then jumped in September when students returned.
- The types of attacks against schools also shifted from summer to fall. In July and August, attackers focused on email scams that were less targeted and deployed in large numbers.
- Targeted BEC campaigns were more common during typical school months such as June and September.
– Lance Whitney | October 29, 2020