Report: 1 in 4 Emails that Appear to Be Dot-Gov Addresses are Phishing Attempts

About one-fourth of emails that purport to be from federal agencies are malicious phishing emails spoofing federal addresses, according to a Thursday report from the cybersecurity company Agari.

The study was based on Agari clients that use an email security feature called Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance, or DMARC.

The Homeland Security Department gave federal agencies three months to install DMARC on their email systems Monday as part of a larger email and web security drive.

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