Posted June 8, 2015
The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Report: Top 20 Targets
Week of May 31 – June 6, 2015
This week saw more than a 32% decrease in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking. CIBC, Webmail, and Santander displaced BMO Bank of Montreal, EDF Group, and Barclay’s.
CIBC topped the list with an increase of more than 5000% from the prior week. Wells Fargo followed with an increase of more than 38%, and Navy Federal Credit Union saw an increase of more than 25%.
AOL had the greatest drop (>88%), followed by BMO Bank of Montreal (>85%), Facebook (>70%), and Battle.net (>55%).
Our Top 20 Phishing Report offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top brands that are being targeted in 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, and do not include anything below the top 20 threshold.
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