Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted February 21, 2017

The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by phishing attacks for the week of February 12 – February 18, 2017.

LookingGlass Weekly Phishing Activity: February 21, 2017

Six brands from the Banking industry made it to the top 20, thereby making it the most within the phishing activity report.

In this week’s phishing activity report, we saw a minimal increase in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Telecommunications saw the biggest increase at >65%, followed by Electronic Payment Systems (>25%) and Email Providers (>25%).

The industries that experienced the biggest decreases in phishing activity were eCommerce (>45%), Hospitality (>35%), and Storage and System Management Services (>25%).

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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