Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted August 8, 2016


Week of July 31 – August 6, 2016

08082016 Phishing Activity

Six industries saw decreases in phishing threats this week for the top 20 brands we’re tracking for this week’s phishing report.

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. eCommerce (>20%), Social Networks (>10%), and Internet Search & Navigation Services (>5%) saw the biggest decreases in activity. Electronic Payment Systems (>30%), Dating Sites (>20%), and Computer Hardware (>10%) saw the greatest increases in overall 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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