15 Latest Phishing Email Statistics and Key Insights

ByFalak Preet Kaur


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Email Phishing is one of the most common types of online scams. If you are looking to understand how email phishing impacts the businesses today, this article will provide you with some of the latest phishing email statistics.

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How did we collect this data?

We compiled these statistics from credible sources, including reputable platforms like Statista, as well as comprehensive marketing reports from various renowned email marketing platforms. Our commitment to data accuracy ensures the reliability of the information we provide.

15+ phishing email statistics

Here’s a list of latest phishing email statistics worldwide to help you comprehend how this cybercrime is impacting the world around you.

  1. Phishing is the most common form of cybercrime, with an estimated 3.4 billion spam emails sent every day14. (Source: Aag It)

  2. Nearly 1.2% of emails are malicious, translating to 3.4 billion phishing emails daily. (Source: ZDNet)

  3. Identity theft makes up 73% of phishing emails. (Source: DataProt)

  4. Over a fifth of phishing emails originate from Russia. (Source: Aag It)

  5. 81% of organizations worldwide have experienced increased email phishing attacks since March 2020. (Source: Ironscales)

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  1. As many as 85% of all organizations were targeted by phishing scams in 2021. (Source: DataProt)

  2. A phishing or ransomware attack occurs every 11 seconds. (Source: ZDNet)

  3. 96% of British companies were targeted by phishing in 2022. (Source: SlashNext)

  4. Phishing is one of the top threat action varieties in data breaches, with 30% of data breaches involving phishing. (Source: Verizon)

  5. Nearly 93% of modern breaches involve phishing attacks. (Source: Cofense)

  6. 1.3 million unique phishing websites were detected in Q4 2022, which is the most it has ever recorded. (Source: APWG Report)

  7. Nearly 65 percent of identified cyber attack groups employed spear-phishing emails as their primary method for conducting targeted attacks. (Source: Symantec)

  8. Around 88% of organizations face spear phishing attacks in a year, meaning businesses are targeted almost every day (Source: Proofpoint)

  9. Nearly 38% of users who don’t undergo cyber awareness training fail phishing tests. (Source: KnowBe4)

  1. According to researchers, there was a 42 percent decrease in overall phishing incidents in 2019, suggesting a declining trend in this attack vector over the past three years. (Source: SonicWall)

  2. 90% of surveyed organizations faced spear phishing attacks in 2019. (Source: Proofpoint)

  3. Microsoft Office files accounted for 48 percent of all malicious email attachments. (Source: Symantec)

  4. Nearly 28 per cent of phishing attacks worldwide targeted financial institutions. (Source: Statista)

Wrap up

To wrap up, these phishing email statistics reveal that phishing emails are a common and growing threat. It's crucial to stay cautious and use cybersecurity measures to protect yourself and your organization from these scams. If you think any of these statistics are inaccurate or irrelevant in any form or if you want to submit any relevant statistics, please email us at

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