Posted May 11, 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 3-9, 2015
RBC Royal Bank, Facebook, and Sparkasse were new entrants on the Cyveillance top 20 list, displacing Lloyds, Comcast, and Navy Federal Credit Union.
Apple remains a top phishing target with an increase of more than 65% over the prior week, and Bank of America increasing more than 60%.
Lloyds TSB dropped off the list with the most dramatic reduction (>80%), followed by TD Canada Trust (>70%), Amazon (>50%), USAA (>55%), and AOL (>40%).
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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