H1 2023: “Read” Alert: Data Shows 28% of BEC Attacks Opened by Employees

Abnormal’s latest report on business email compromise trends and statistics finds that employees open 28% of attacks and reply to 15% of them.

Your employees are your greatest asset. They also pose the greatest risk to your organization’s security.

Our latest research shows that the median open rate for text-based business email compromise (BEC) attacks is nearly 28%. And of the malicious emails that are read, an average of 15% are replied to.

Attack Engagement Rate by Organization Size

The H1 2023 Email Threat Report covers data from July-December 2022. Findings include:

  • 81% increase in BEC attacks between the first and second half of 2022

  • 63% likelihood of large enterprises experiencing a supply chain compromise attack

  • Only 2.1% of known attacks are reported to the security team by employees

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H1 2023: “Read” Alert: Data Shows 28% of BEC Attacks Opened by Employees

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