Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted March 14, 2016

Phishing Report: Top Targets

Week of March 6 – March 12, 2016

Phishing Report - March 14, 2016

 

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. report, we saw a decrease (>35%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. We saw a decrease  in phishing activity for eCommerce (>80%), Electronic Payment Systems (>70%), and Storage & Systems Management Software (>45%).

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 Phishing Detection Service.

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