Phishing Activity: TOP TARGETS
Week of September 18 – September 24, 2016
In this week’s phishing report, we saw a >25% increase in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. We saw the biggest change in Internet Search & Navigation Services, which saw a >40% increase over last week. Computer Hardware (>35%) and Internet and Information Services (>30%) also saw significant increases. Only one industry, Electronic Payment Systems (>5%), saw a decrease in overall 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. activity.
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.