Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted December 19, 2016

The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by phishingPhishing: 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. attacks for the week of December 11 – December 17, 2017.

In this week’s phishing activity report, we saw a >25% increase in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Internet and Information Services saw the biggest decrease at >335%, followed by Telecommunications at >60% and Internet Search & Navigation Services at >30%.

The industries with the biggest decrease in activity were eCommerce (>30%), Computer Hardware (>15%), and Storage & Systems Management Software (>10%).

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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