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Massive Rise is Seen in Phishing Attacks - SPAMfighter News (press release)

Massive Rise is Seen in Phishing Attacks

Phishing is a fraudulent activity type where the hackers - having fake identities online - 'fish' for information. As per Kaspersky Lab's latest figures from 'Spam and phishing in Q3 2018' report, the phishing attacks are increasing day-by-day.

Kaspersky Lab's new research revealed that the phishing attacks increase by 27.5% as compared to the last quarter to reach more than 137 Million in Q3 2018. As per the report of the security firm, 137,382,124 attempts to visit the phishing websites were detected in Q3 2018. As a matter of fact, this is more than half the number of visits that was recorded throughout the year 2017.

The rapid growth in the phishing attacks is in continuation with the trend that was set in the early part of this year, and the phishing attacks have increased in every quarter.

Of all the businesses that were targeted, the first and foremost target of the cybercriminals was the finance sector. It got hit especially...(continued)

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