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Survey: More Than 8 in 10 Fell Victim to Phishing Attacks in 2018. Here's What to Know About the Practice. (Infographic)

Phishing and other social engineering attacks cost victims more than $1.4 million in 2018, according to an Accenture study.

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When hackers go , they reel in the likes of numbers, email account passwords and bank login information. Droves of sensitive information can end up on the hook, and all it takes for a consumer to fall vulnerable is a moment of trust in the wrong email, website or payment portal.

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The is on the rise: An annual study by found that 85 percent of organizations experienced phishing and social engineering attacks -- an increase of 16 percent year-over-year -- and the incidents cost victims upwards of $1.4 million. Results from Proofpoint's annual phishing survey back that up, as more than eight in 10 respondents reported attacks in 2018. The good news? Practicing good email hygiene -- using a , turning on two-factor and even adding a recovery phone number -- can significantly lower your risk.

Related: More Than 150,000 U.S. Small-Business Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at Any Given Moment. Here's How to Protect Yours.

Check out the below infographic for more on phishing -- and how to protect your sensitive information from ending up as the catch of the day.

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