Posted March 7, 2016
The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by 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 for the week of February 28 – March 5, 2016
In this week’s phishing report, we saw a decrease (>3%) in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Electronic Payment Systems saw the largest increase (>50%). Decrease phishing activity for Storage & Systems Management Software (>20%), Banking (>20%), and Computer Hardware (>50%) were the main drivers 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.