Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted September 21, 2015

Phishing Report: Top Targets

Week of September 13-19, 2015
Author: Robert McDaniel

Phishing Report for September 21, 2015


In this week’s phishing activity report, we saw more than a >35% increase in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Banking saw a large spike in phishing activity (>551%) which drove the increase in overall phishing. We saw a decrease in phishing activity for Electronic Payment Systems (>30%), Internet Software & Services (>20%), and Internet Search & Navigation (>20%).

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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