APWG - Phishing Activity Trends Report
The APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report analyzes phishing attacks reported to the APWG by its member companies.
4th Quarter 2014 Phishing Activity Trends Summary
-During the 4th quarter of 2014, a record number of malware variants were detected – an average of 255,000 new threats each day.
-The number of unique phishing reports submitted to APWG during Q4 was 197,252. This was an increase of 18 percent from the 163,333 received in Q3 of 2014.
-The total number of phish observed in Q4 was 46,824.
-A total of 437 brands were targeted by phishers in Q4.
-The United States continued to be the top country hosting phishing sites.
-The United States remained the top country hosting phishing-based Trojans and downloaders during the three month period.