Posted January 17, 2018
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 from January 7 – 14 2018.
This week, we saw a small increase in overall phishing activity – 16% – for the top 20 brands we monitor. With the largest increase in activity being from Storage and Systems Management Software and the largest decrease being from Banking. Only two industries saw a decrease in phishing this week.
The top 5 industries that saw increases in phishing activity:
- Storage and Systems Management Software(>260%)
- Internet Search and Navigation Services (>170%)
- Internet Information Services (>145%)
- Computer Software (>110%)
- Telecommunications (>45%)
Only two industries saw decreases in phishing activity this week:
- Computer Hardware (>50%)
- Internet Search & Navigation Services (>21%)
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.