Threat Intelligence Blog

Posted March 20, 2018

The following data offers a snapshot into the weekly trends of the top industries being targeted by phishing attacks from March 11 –  17, 2018.

Top 20 Phishing Targets

This week, we saw a decrease in overall phishing activity – 25% – for the top 20 brands we monitor. With the largest increase in activity being from Computer Hardware and the largest decrease being from Internet Search & Navigation Services. Only three industries saw increases in phishing this week.

The top 3 industries that saw an increase in phishing activity this week:

  1. Computer Hardware (>80%)
  2. Computer Software (>55%)
  3. Electronic Payment Services (>5%)


The top 5 industries that saw a decrease in phishing activity this week: 

  1. Internet Search & Navigation Services (>50%)
  2. Telecommunications (>45%)
  3. Storage & Systems Management Software (>25%)
  4. Banking (>20%)
  5. Social Networking (>10%)


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 view 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.

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