Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted October 3, 2016

Phishing Activity: TOP TARGETS

Week of September 25 – October 1, 2016

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In this week’s phishing report, we saw a >35% increase in overall phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. We saw the biggest change in eCommerce, which saw a >130% increase over last week. Electronic Payment Systems (75%) and Computer Hardware (>45%) also saw increases. Social Networks so the largest decrease in 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. activity, at (>5%).

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.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Again this year, LookingGlass is a NCSAM Champion supporting the importance of this initiative run by the National Cyber Security Alliance to promote online safety. Stay up-to-date on all of our efforts during this month here: https://www.lookingglasscyber.com/solutions/phishing/.

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