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collage of hand holding smartphone and green print on computer screen While email attacks in the past focused on delivering links and attachments with malicious code, today’s cybercriminals are employing more sophisticated social engineering attacks. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Businesses and individuals exchange more than 300 billion emails each day. Because email is such a ubiquitous part of life, it can be easy to overlook its inherent vulnerability.

In reality, even with protections put in place by internal IT departments or outside partners, email remains an unsecured and unreliable technology capable of being hacked, altered and manipulated. According to recent research by Chubb:

 

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