Posted April 10, 2017
Phishing Activity: TOP TARGETS
Week of April 2 – April 8, 2017
This week, we saw an increase in phishing activity for the top 20 brands we’re tracking, grouped by industry. Overall activity increased >30%. The biggest increase we saw was in the Electronic Payment Systems industry at >180%. Other industries that saw an increase in phishing activity include Logistics at >100% and Computer Hardware at >65%.
Decreases in phishing activity included: Social Networks (>30%), Internet and Information Services (>20%), and Telecommunications (>10%).
Our 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. 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.
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