Posted February 28, 2017
The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by Phishing: 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 February 19 – February 25, 2017.
This week, we saw a large increase in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Overall activity increased >100%. Industries with the largest increases were: eCommerce at >880%, Internet Search & Navigation at >500%, and Storage & System Management Software at >470%.
The industries with decreases include: Social Networks (>45%), Email Providers (>40%), and Computer Hardware (>15%).
In sum, we saw 5 industries that had increases of phishing activity >100% in our weekly report.
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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