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Top Threat Categories in Phish

Phishing threats continue to be the most frequently used form of cybercrime, accounting for 34% of all complaints received by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).1 This means costly trouble for individuals and businesses alike. For those wondering how phishing maintains its top position each year, the most obvious reason is because the landscape is constantly changing.

Cybercriminals constantly devise new phishing tactics or put a fresh twist on an existing hoax so that they can continue to profit. The only way to outfox sophisticated new phishing tactics is by having a solid email security partner in place. However, as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), staying informed about the most prevalent phishing threats can help you better educate clients and prospects about the services they need.

Review The Top Phishing Threat Categories

After examining and identifying millions of phishing emails, INKY lays out the top threat categories plaguing inboxes:

  1. Spoofed Internal Sender
  2. Brand Impersonation
  3. Potential Dangerous JavaScript
  4. Prize Scam
  5. Suspicious Sender
  6. Potential Sender Forgery
  7. QR Code
  8. Spammy Top-Level Domain
  9. Advance Fee Scam
  10. Suspicious URL
  11. Spoofed VIP
  12. Misleading Reply-To
  13. Phone Scam
  14. Phishing Site

Keeping Email Secure, Despite Phishing Threats

INKY can protect you and your customers from these threat categories and more. A cloud-based email security platform, INKY proactively and instantly scans inbound, internal, and outbound emails to eliminate phishing. INKY’s patented technology sanitizes all emails, detects foul play, disarms phishing emails, and reconstructs each email using safe and standard HTML5. From there, INKY’s Email Assistant injects an HTML banner with one or more than 60 warning messages to educate the recipient with specifics of the threat.

As a leader in email security, INKY is a great choice for MSPs. Why? Aside from keeping your customers safe from phishing scams (including malware, ransomware, business email compromise, brand impersonations, and more), INKY is also focused on helping MSPs to be successful. As an MSP Partner, you’ll benefit from high margins, flexible licensing, sales & marketing resources, and product upsells to boost your own revenue.

Learn more about what INKY could be doing for you. Schedule a free demonstration today.



INKY is an award-winning, behavioral email security platform that blocks phishing threats, prevents data leaks, and coaches users to make smart decisions. Like a cybersecurity coach, INKY signals suspicious behaviors with interactive email banners that guide users to take safe action on any device or email client. IT teams don’t face the burden of filtering every email themselves or maintaining multiple systems. Through powerful technology and intuitive user engagement, INKY keeps phishers out for good. Learn why so many companies trust the security of their email to INKY. Request an online demonstration today.