Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted November 27, 2017

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 from November 19 – November 25, 2017.

 

This week, we saw a small increase in overall phishing activity – 9% – for the top 20 brands we monitor. With the largest increase in activity being from Electronic Payment Services and the largest decrease being from Banking. Only two industries saw a decrease in phishing this week.

The top five industries that saw the largest increases in phishing activity were:

  1. eCommerce (>251%)
  2. Computer Software  (>183%)
  3. Computer Hardware (>58%)
  4. Electronic Payment Systems (>19%)
  5. Social Networks (>15%)

 

Only two industries saw decreases in phishing activity: 

  1. Banking(>22%)
  2. Internet Search & Navigation Services (>9%)

 

By pulling information from major Internet Service Providers (ISP), partners, clients, feeds, and our own proprietary honey pots and web crawlers, we are able to get a 360-degree view of the phishing landscape. The percentages posted 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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