Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted August 15, 2016

PHISHING REPORT: TOP TARGETS

Week of August 7 – August 13, 2016

08142016 Phishing Activity

Storage & Systems Mgmt Software saw slight decreases in 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. activity over the past two weeks.

In this week’s phishing report, we saw a >3% decrease in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Hospitality (>35%), Dating Sites (>30%), and eCommerce (>20%) saw the biggest decreases in activity. Of note, there was a greater than 140% increase in email providers’ phishing 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.

For more information, download our white paper, Four Steps to Effectively Protecting Your Organization from Phishing Attacks, or contact us for more information on our anti-phishing services.

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