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Half of All Phishing Attacks in 2016 Targeted Financial Data - eSecurity Planet

And just under a third of financial phishing was detected on Mac OS computers, according to a recent report.

Fully 47.48 percent of all phishing attacks last year were aimed at stealing victims' money, a 13.14 percent increase over 2015, according to Kaspersky Labs' Financial Cyberthreats in 2016 report.

Of almost 155 million attempts to visit phishing pages that Kaspersky detected in 2016, just under half were attempts to visit pages designed to steal financial data, such as account numbers for banking, credit accounts, Social Security numbers, and online banking login and password information.

"For the first time in 2016, the detection of phishing pages which mimicked legitimate banking services took first place in the overall chart -- as criminals sought to trick their victims into believing they were looking at genuine banking content or entering their details into real banking systems," the report states.

Just over a quarter (25.76 percent) of banking phishing schemes...(continued)

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