The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Phishing Activity Trends Report 2013 analyzes phishing attacks reported to the APWG by its member companies, its Global Research Partners, through the organization’s website and by e-mail submissions. The APWG also measures the evolution, proliferation, and propagation of crimeware by drawing from the research of its member companies. This report summarizes several interesting trends related to recent phishing activity.
The key findings from the report are indicated below.
As the report indicates, phishing sites declined somewhat in 2013, but phishing and other social engineering tactics remain a significant concern for companies.
Phishing Facts and Resources pages for useful information on the threat of phishing and phishing prevention information.
If you have any questions or comments, or want to learn how you can test employees’ susceptibility to phishing attacks, please contact us.
Running simulated phishing tests will determine your employees' susceptibility to social engineering and phishing scams. Train your employees and help them identify spear phishing and ransomware attacks.