Email Security Threat Report 2020

4 key trends from spear phishing to credentials theft

Published August 2020

Email Security Threat Report 2020

This report contains 13 case studies of email attacks that slipped past traditional security tools, but were stopped by Cyber AI.

Darktrace’s self-learning technology understands a sense of ‘self’ for individual email users and the wider organization, and detects malicious activity that deviates from this learned ‘pattern of life’.

These email attacks fall into one of four highly sophisticated attack categories that routinely bypass your organization’s ‘protective skin’:

  • Spear phishing & payload delivery
  • Supply chain account takeover
  • Social engineering & solicitation
  • Compromised employee credentials


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