Posted June 14, 2016
PHISHING REPORT: TOP TARGETS
Week of June 5 – June 11, 2016
Being the top industry that is targeted for Phishing: 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. attacks, Internet Search & Navigation Services have seen a steady decrease in the past few weeks.
In this week’s phishing report, we saw >35% decrease in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. We saw decreases in all phishing activity per industry, except for Dating Sites, which saw a >120% increase. The biggest decreases in phishing activity occurred in Internet and Information Services (>90%), Computer Hardware (>20%) and eCommerce (>15%).
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.