Phishing attacks at highest level in three years
In the third quarter of this year, phishing campaigns were more prevalent than in any other quarter since Q4 of 2016, according to a new report by APWG. The number of phishing domains surged by 46% compared to last quarter.
Threat actors not only launched more phishing campaigns, but they also impersonated a higher number of different brands in those campaigns. The most targeted sectors were Webmail and software-as-a-service (SaaS), just like in previous quarters.