APWG Publish Global Phishing Survey H2 2014

The APWG is meeting this week in Barcelona. The event, which is being attended by security professionals, researchers, law enforcement and others will be hearing this afternoon about the APWG’s Global Phishing Survey for the second half of 2014.

The report (PDF) was produced by Greg Aaron and Rod Rasmussen is well worth reading if you want to get an idea of some of the “badness” carried out online.

The report’s highlights make for quite depressing reading:

  • New companies are constantly being targeted by phishers. Some phishers are attacking targets where consumers may least expect it.
  • The ten companies that are targeted most often by phishers are attacked constantly, sometimes more than 1,000 times per month.
  • The number of domain names used for phishing reached an all-time high.
  • Phishing in the new top-level domains started slowly, and we expect to see phishing levels in them rise as time goes on.
  • Phishing attacks were not mitigated as quickly as in the past. The median uptime of phishing attacks increased.



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