Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted December 21, 2015

Phishing Report: Top Targets

Week of December 13-19, 2015
Author: Robert McDaniel

Phishing Report

In this week’s 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 report, we saw a decrease (>15%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Internet Search & Navigation Services (>40%) saw the greatest increases in phishing activity last week.  While drops in Computer Hardware (>35%), Storage & Systems Management Software (>30%), and Computer Software (>30%)  phishing attempts counteracted the increases in the aforementioned industry.


Our Top 20 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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