If you’ve been following our coverage of this year’s Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report, you are aware of the largest key finding: the shift from consumers to enterprise targets.
Last week we published the 2018 Phishing Trends and Intelligence report and presented on the topic during a webinar, and the primary key finding highlighted why enterprise organizations are now the primary target over consumers. The following is a high level look at what our Director of Threat Intelligence, Crane Hassold, discussed during the webinar.
For years the financial industry and email providers have been the top targeted industries, making up more than 50 percent of the total pie. In 2017, this was certainly still the case, but there is a new rapidly rising threat to the software as a service (SaaS) space as well.
Today we are excited to announce the release of PhishLab’s annual Phishing Trends and Intelligence (PTI) Report. This year’s report provides first-hand, in-depth data and analysis of the events and trends currently shaping the cybersecurity threat landscape.
As with past PTI reports, the goal of the information within is to provide the context and perspective needed to understand why changes are happening and how to better defend against rising threats.
Like years past, phishing continues to be an evolving threat. What once was a simple attack that would hit everyone from your neighbors to your colleagues’ inboxes has since expanded to different medians and tactics growing in sophistication.
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RSA 2018 is nearly here and with it PhishLabs will unveil the emerging cybercrime trends and intelligence contained within this year’s Phishing Trends and Intelligence Report.
In addition to this year’s PTI report findings, our Director of Threat Intelligence, Crane Hassold, will be onsite discussing how he discovered and tracked the recently indicted Iranian’s tied to the Mabna Institute.
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.
For the past several years, we’ve released an annual report during the first quarter of the year detailing precisely how the phishing landscape had evolved during the preceding 12 months.
Over the last decade phishing has exploded. Volume has increased every year, with threat actors reliably focusing the majority of their efforts on the same five or six industries.
It was a serious threat, of course, but it had become somewhat… predictable.
But in 2016, some major changes occurred. In just 12 months, the entire phishing landscape shifted.
In the past few years, you’ve no doubt started to see some pretty strange website suffixes.
You know the ones we mean. It isn’t just .COM, .ORG, and .NET anymore. Now you’ve started seeing .XYZ .NEWS .STUDIO and plenty of others.