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The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by phishingPhishing: The use of emails that appear to be from a legitimate, trusted source that are enticed to trick recipients into entering valid credentials including personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers into a fake platform or service. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - tailoring an attack (such as email) to garner trust and credentials that are then used maliciously. The preverbal digital version of the ol' hook and bait. attacks for the week of November 27 – December 3, 2017.

phishing activity

In this week’s phishing activity report, we saw an increase (>10%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Ecommerce saw the biggest increase at >1800%. Social Networks (>40%), Telecommunications (>25%), and Electronic Payment Systems (>25%) also saw increases.

The industries that experienced the biggest decreases in phishing activity were Internet Search & Navigation Services (>30%), Banking (>25%), and Computer Hardware (>20%). Additionally, we saw Email Providers drop off our top 20 list, while Hospitality jumped on.

Our Phishing Report offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries that are being targeted by phishing attacks. By pulling information from major ISPs, partners, clients, feeds, and our own proprietary honeypots and web crawlers, we are able to get a 360-degree view of the phishing landscape. The percentages posted on our blog are based on the sum of the phishing threats of the top 20 brands, and do not include anything below the top 20 threshold.

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