Posted September 19, 2016
Phishing Activity: TOP TARGETS
Week of September 11 – September 17, 2016
In this week’s phishing report, we saw a ~5% increase in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. We saw the biggest change in Computer Hardware, which saw a >155% increase over last week. Electronic Payment Systems also saw significant increases at >30%. Telecommunications (>10%) and Internet and Information Services (>5%) saw the largest decreases in 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. activity.
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.