Phishing Websites Reach All-time High
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 20/07/2012 17:41
[IDG] The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.
In its latest report, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) said 56,859 phishing sites were detected in February, beating the previous record high in August 2009 by nearly 1 percent. APWG is a nonprofit consortium composed of banks, security vendors and others with a stake in tracking cybercrime trends.
Also see the report:
Targeted Brands Reaches Record High in February and March
The all-time high of 392 brands targeted in Feb. and March was an increase of 8 percent from the previous record high recorded just last December