Phishing attacks jump by 21% in latest quarter, says Kaspersky
The number of phishing campaigns increased by 21% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, a new Kaspersky report shows. The firm detected a total of 129.9 million phishing emails that impacted 12.3% of Kaspersky users. The most targeted organizations were banks (30.7%), payment systems (20.1%), Internet portals (18%), and social networks (9%).
Spam accounted for 57.6% of all email traffic, which marks an increase of 1.67%. The largest producers of spam were China (23.7%), the US (13.8%), Russia (4.8%) and Brazil (4.6%).