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There were at least 72,758 unique phishing attacks worldwide (APWG: Global Phishing Survey, published 18 September 2013) In January – June 2013 Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has registered just over 72.7 million phishing web sites, whereas in the previous six months was found 123.5 thousands of such resources. Fake sites were found in 53.7 million […]

According to a report for the I quarter of 2013, presented Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), there is a pronounced downward trend in the number of phishing sites. However, phishing attacks are becoming more targeted and no longer resemble “a shotgun.” In general, reducing the number of phishing attacks from January to March 2013 was 20%. […]

The number of Internet users, faced with phishing attacks over the past 12 months increased by 87% – from 19.9 to 37.3 million. Most often the victims of cyber threats become residents of Russia, the U.S., India, Vietnam and the UK. These are the results of the study “The Evolution of phishing attacks in 2011-2013” […]

Spam has become so commonplace for all that many on it almost stopped paying attention. However, this is not a reason to be vigilant, as there are two types of fraud with spam, known as “phishing” and “spoofing” (from the English. Fishing and spoofing, respectively). Both of these methods involve the use of fake e-mail […]

This is the conclusion reached by the experts of the survey thousands of office workers. According to the analysis published Aaron Higbee, Technical Director PhishMe, about 49% of users have a greater fear of becoming a victim of phishing, while working at a computer at home, rather than for the workers. According to him, in […]

Independent research firm NSS Labs has implemented testing four popular browsers (Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 21, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and Mozilla Firefox 15) for resistance to phishing attacks and published a report of the test results. The experts noted that significant progress in the results, compared to the same test conducted in 2009. […]

The company Trend Micro, presents the results of a new study of targeted attacks, the material for which was collected in the period from February to September of this year. According to the results, 91% of targeted attacks begin with sending messages ‘Spear fishing’. These results confirm our earlier conclusion that targeted attacks often begin […]

Companies Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, PayPal and eBay recently eliminated a gap in a cryptographic system to e-mail services, which allowed hackers to forge a digital signature and send them messages purportedly from the employees of these companies. The vulnerability exists in the system DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), which is used by e-mail providers to make […]

According to Symantec, in the past month, the flow of spam advertising, phishing and malicious messages increased slightly. The level of spam in email traffic was 75.0%, 2.7 points higher than in August. More junk email from other suffering people of Saudi Arabia (84.9%), and the division by sectors of economic activity – educators (77.9%) […]

Fraudsters offer users to enter personal information to participate in the prize draw. Symantec discovered several phishing sites that are presented to users in the guise of web-sites popular Brazilian financial services company that provides credit and debit cards. Web-sites are filled with images of popular Brazilian soccer players, as well as the logo of […]