The APWG is reporting in its latest Global Phishing Survey: Trends and Domain Name Use study that an increasing number of brands and their users have been targeted by phishers.
A new phishing survey by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reveals that phishers are breaking into hosting providers with unprecedented success, using these facilities to launch mass phishing attacks.
A new phishing survey released by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reveals that while the uptime of phishing websites dropped during the first half of 2012, cybercriminals were driving substantial increases in the numbers of phishing websites they established to steal from consumers.
Attackers confidently exploit legitimate websites with the same methods and that they succeed because victims are not implementing recommended best practices, countermeasures and responses, according to the APWG.
The number of unique phishing reports submitted to the APWG rose substantially from early fall through the end of the year, while cybercrime gangs were apparently forced to work harder and smarter to fool increasingly fraud-savvy consumers into falling for their confidence schemes.