Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted September 6, 2016

Phishing Activity: TOP TARGETS

Week of August 28 – September 3, 2016

09062016 Phishing Activity

In this week’s phishing report, we saw a >30% decrease in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Every industry we’re tracking saw a decrease in phishing activity. Computer Hardware (>55%), Banking (>35%), and Internet Information Services (>35%) saw the biggest decreases.

Our 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. 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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