APWG report shows the increase of phishing activities in Q1 2014
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We keep hearing about this phishing attack and that phishing attack, and also about the targets, it is interesting to see some figures to back up our assumptions.
By paganinip on July 6th, 2014
"The APWG report reveals that fifty percent of the number of phishing attacks targeted payment services in the first quarter. Payment services are once again the most targeted industry, attacks against the financial industry was about 20 percent of the time, other phishing attacks targeted ISP, gaming, auction, government and social networking industries.
The APWG report confirms that the US, once again, hosted the majority of phishing sites:
“The United States continued to be the top country hosting phishing sites during the first quarter of 2014. This is mainly due to the fact that a large percentage of the world’s Web sites and domain names are hosted in the United States. A spate of phishing hit Turkey-based hosters in February and March.” states the report."