Phishing Activity Hits a 12-Year High

The Anti-Phishing Working Group has found that the number of observed phishing attacks in Q1 2016 hit a 12-year high.

By Tara Seals

In its Phishing Activity Trends Report [PDF], the APWG noted a 250% increase in phishing sites popping up between October 2015 and March 2016.

“The increase in December 2015 was expected, since there is usually a spate of spamming and online fraud during the holiday shopping season,” the report noted. “The continuing increase into 2016 is cause for concern.”

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