The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by Phishing: The use of emails that appear to be from a legitimate, trusted source that are enticed to trick recipients into entering valid credentials including personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers into a fake platform or service. LookingGlass Cyber (n) - tailoring an attack (such as email) to garner trust and credentials that are then used maliciously. The preverbal digital version of the ol' hook and bait. attacks for the week of February 21-27, 2016.
In this week’s phishing report, we saw a decrease (>10%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Telecommunications saw the largest increase (>150%), followed by Internet Information Services (>35%). Decrease phishing activity for Electronic Payment Systems (>50%) was the main driver for the decrease in overall activity.
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 vide 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.