Email security statistics 2016 Know before you are next victim

Email Security

 Is Email Security a concern for you? If not read the facts and email security statistics 2016 and rethink.

Inspite different social media,messaging platforms, no one can ignore importance of email.

Email Statistics Report, 2016-2020 by THE RADICATI GROUP, a technology market research says that :

  • Email use worldwide continues to grow. In 2016, there will be over 2.6 billion email users worldwide. By the end of 2020 No of email users worldwide will top 3.0 billion. Nearly half of the worldwide population will be using email by year end 2020.
  • In 2016, the number of business and consumer emails sent and received per day will total over 215.3 billion. It is expected to reach over 257.7 billion by the end of 2020 growing at 4.6% over the next four years.
  • Email continues to see strong usage in the business world.
  • Mobile Email usage also continues to show rapid growth. In 2016, worldwide Mobile total Email users is over 1.7 billion. Currently, 65% of email users worldwide access their email via a mobile device. Strong growth of mobile email use with both business and consumer users is expected to continue over the next four years.

These are the facts about World email statistics.Same story holds true for India also.

As per the report released by Nasscom in partnership with Akamai there are 400 Million Internet users in India in 2016. 730 million users in next 4 years (2020) is the expectation.If Internet users will grow in this rate,you can imagine email users growth in India.

Ins And Outs Of Email Security

Email security is also making  its headlines with the increase in users base. Email Spoofing, phishing, ransomware attacks affect hundreds of brands every month, leaving their reputation and their customers exposed. Lets look at some email security threat statistics now:

Email Spoofing and Phishing

  • The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) observed more phishing attacks in Q1 2016 since it began tracking data in 2004.
  • Q1 Phishing Activity Trends Report APWG reported that the number of phishing websites increased 250% between October 2015 and March 2016.

Phishing Statistics

  • Most targeted industry were retail and services sector during Q1 2016
  •  Phishers targeted 406 – 431 brands  in Q1 2016.
  • US continued its position at top on the list of nations hosting phishing websites.
  • In Q1 2016, there were 20 million new malware samples.
  • The world’s most-infected countries are led by China,Taiwan and Turkey.

In India alone, there were more than 20+ email spoofing cases in 2016. Read the full story about email spoofing in India here.

Ransomware :

Ransomware has also become crucial security concern for organizations. You can read more about how 180 Indian companies are attacked by Ransomware here .Few more stats will clarify  criticality of ransomware:

  • Osterman Research June 2016 survey says that almost one out of every two participants indicated their organization had suffered an at least one ransomware attack in 12 months
  • Average number of ransomware infections are between 23,000 and 35,000 per month in 2015, according to Symantec. The spike to 56,000 in March 2016 increased with the arrival of Locky ransomware.
  • Victims paid $209 million to ransomeware Criminals   in Q1 2016 according to FBI
  • Barkly survey states that less than half of ransomware victims fully recover their data, even with backup
  • 59% ransomware infections are through emails with malicious links and attachment. According to the Osterman Research survey, users are likely to be infected by clicking something in an email.Ransomware_Delivery_Channels

Inspite of all these statistics, many organizations are  not serious enough to tackle email security issues.

Logix Infosecurity is pioneer in email security since last 17 years. We provide comprehensive solution to arrest threat from spoofed emails, malware and Ransomware Infected Emails.We have half a million email security customers.

You can download email security guidebook. This is help you to decide how should you act before you are infected.



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