It probably comes as no surprise that the second quarter of 2017 brought changes in the phishing landscape. A dramatic increase (41%) in overall phishing volume was observed by the PhishLabs research team. Additionally, there have been shifts in the industries that are being targeted. This is further evidence that the threat landscape is both thriving and volatile as cybercriminals pivot and exploit different targets.
After years of gathering and analyzing phishing data, only one thing is certain - phishing continues to be a successful attack method for cybercriminals.
We've seen significant shifts in techniques, targets, and increasing levels of sophistication which are discussed in the Q2 2017 Phishing Trends and Intelligence (PTI) Report. The report is produced by the PhishLabs Research, Analysis, and Intelligence Division (R.A.I.D.) with the purpose of educating readers and infosec professionals on phishing risks to help fight back against cyber threats delivered via email.
- Overall phishing volume and industry trends
- Shifts in targeting by industry
- Emerging techniques used by phishing threat actors
- New methods targeting users on mobile devices
The data and observations presented in this report are sourced from the continuous work PhishLabs does to fight back against phishing attacks and the threat actors behind them. The information highlighted in this report will help organizations better assess and mitigate the risk posed by modern phishing attacks.
Crane Hassold, from the PhishLabs R.A.I.D. will also be hosting a webinar to discuss the findings of the Q2 PTI Report. You can register for that webinar here: https://info.phishlabs.com/2017-q2-phishing-trends-intelligence-report-webinar.
If you would like to discuss the report or learn more about how PhishLabs helps our customers fight back against threats targeting their organizaton, contact us.