Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted December 28, 2015

Phishing Report: Top Targets

Week of December 20-26, 2015
Author: Robert McDaniel

Phishing Report

In this week’s phishing activity report, we saw an increase (>35%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Banking (>145%) and Computer Hardware (>100%) saw the greatest increases in phishing activity last week.  While we saw an increase in almost all industries last week, Telecommunications (>15%) was the only industry which showed a slight drop.

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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