Phishing Attempts Soar to 137 Million in Q3

Phishing Attempts Soar to 137 Million in Q3

Sextortion, spam, phishing and crypto scams dominated Q3 in email security, with phishing attempts soaring by 30 million, according to Kaspersky Lab.

The Russian AV company’s latest spam and phishing report revealed that its products had blocked 137 million redirects to phishing sites in the period, a 28% increase on the previous quarter.

Global internet portals (32%) and banks (18%) were the most abused types of business in these attacks. In some cases, hackers are taking advantage of the pop-up notifications that some browsers employ.

By Phil Muncaster

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