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Phishing Scams Continue Upward Trend In First Quarter 2014
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:48:40 AM »
Cyber criminals have continued to cast a line and looked to lure in unsuspecting computer users as phishing scams saw a sharp increase in the first quarter of 2014. According to the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) there was a 10.7 percent rise in phishing-related cyber-crime over the previous quarter.

This is especially worrisome warns the APWG as the group had previously reported that 2013 was one of the heaviest years for phishing on record, and according to this newly released data, Q1 of 2014 perpetuated that trend, posting the second-highest number of phishing attacks ever recorded in a yearly first quarter. In Q1 there were 125,125 observed phishing attacks, second only to the 164,032 phishing attacks observed in the first quarter of 2012.


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