Financial Firms and Social Media Remain Top Phishing Targets

03 Apr 2014

CSO, By Steve Ragan

Kaspersky Labs says that nearly 30 percent of all Phishing attacks last year targeted financial institutions, second only to social networking Phishing attack campaigns, which accounted for nearly 36 percent of all attacks of this type.

Using anonymized data from the Kaspersky Security Network, an opt-in feature for customers of Kaspersky's security offerings, the Russian firm sourced Phishing data for the whole year.

People in the United States, followed by those in Russia and Germany, were the most targeted in Kaspersky's data, but the U.S. represented 31 percent of the detected Phishing attacks for the year, 20 percent higher than Russia, the second most targeted country. Read more.