Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted March 7, 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 26 – March 4, 2017.

Weekly Phishing Activity: March 7, 2017

This week, we saw a decrease in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Overall activity decreased >55%. Industries with the largest decreases were: eCommerce at >85%, Internet and Information Services at >75%, and Storage & System Management Software also at >75%.

The industries with increases include: Social Networks (>130%), Email Providers (>50%), and Telecommunications (>20%).

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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