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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 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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