Monday, July 1, 2013

20% of phishing attacks aimed at banks

Every fifth phishing attack, registered in the period from May 2012 to April, 2013, was aimed at banks and financial institutions.

Thus, a total of 20.64% of all phishing attacks during that time experienced the financial web-based resources. To such conclusion experts "Kaspersky Lab".

The results of the study "Kaspersky Lab" indirectly confirmed by the banks themselves. Thus, according to the results of a global survey conducted this spring by the analytic agency B2B International in conjunction with the "Kaspersky Lab", about 37% of the banks were subjected to phishing attacks at least once in the last 12 months.

Careful intruders attention to banks and of e-commerce is not surprising. So, if phishers spoof pages, such as search or email services, then they can get illegal earnings by selling the personal data of victims of such attacks. If cybercriminals fake pages themselves online banking or popular online stores, they tend to immediately get the money.

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