Record Number of Phishing Websites in the Wild

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Record Number of Phishing Websites in the Wild
« on: July 24, 2012, 09:41:33 AM »
The number of brands targeting by phishing attacks sustained an all-time high of 382 in February and March, while cybercrime gangs deployed a record number of phishing websites during the same quarter, according to the APWG.

APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy said, “The reach and ambition of cybercrime gangs advances apace today, a decade on from when the first phishing attacks were reported. In the first quarter of the year, reports received by the APWG indicate new record highs in the numbers of attacks on identifiable brands, the numbers of phishing websites to lure Web users - and in the proportion of malware executables comprised of advanced Trojans for cybercrime.”


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