Phishing Activity Trends Report, 3rd Quarter 2009

Reports of phishing reached a new record of 40,621 in August 2009.

APWG: APWG has released its latest report on phishing activity. Here are some highlights:

  • Reports of phishing activity reached a new high monthly record in August 2009 with 40,621 unique attacks reported.
  • August 2009 also saw a record high number of highjacked brands: 341.
  • Financial services is once the again the most highly targeted category of business.
  • 48.35 percent of scanned computers were infected with malware.

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