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Phishing

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive informative such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Phishing is the illegal attempt to acquire sensitive information for malicious reasons.Traditional phishing attacks are usually conducted by sending malicious e-mails to as many people...

Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG)

Semi-annually, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) publishes the Phishing Activity Trends Report. These reports address phishing trends and underscore the significance of phishing by quantifying the scope of the global phishing problem.Key findings in the APWG Phishing Trends Report for Q4 2015: The Retail/Service sector became the most-targeted industry sector in the fourth quarter...

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: 2016

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report includes vast information on security related issues. Spam, phishing and malware data are captured through a variety of sources. These resources give Symantec’s analysts unparalleled sources of data with which to identify, analyze and provide informed commentary on emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing and spam. The annual ...