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Symantec Phishing Report - September 2009

This report reviews phishing activity throughout the month of August.
  • 10 September, 2009 11:53

<p>Here is the September Phishing Report from Symantec http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/other_resources/b-state_of_phishing_report_09-2009.en-us.pdf</p>
<p>A close observation of phishing tactics in Asia Pacific this past month revealed some interesting highlights:</p>
<p>• Symantec observed a 45 percent decrease in all phishing attacks when compared to July</p>
<p>• The number of phishing URLs generated using automatic phishing toolkits was 30 percent in August, a decrease of 74 percent</p>
<p>• The number of free web hosting services used for developing phishing sites decreased by 4 percent, with more than 111 used in August, accounting for 11 percent of all phishing attacks</p>
<p>• There was an 11 percent increase in non-English phishing sites</p>
<p>• Symantec observed an increase in phishing attacks facilitated by spam email messages targeting a popular email client application. The scam lured intended victims to a phishing web page in an attempt to acquire critical user information</p>
<p>If you would like to discuss the overall decreases in phishing activity or require further information on the September Phishing Report please contact one of the representatives below.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Jasmin Athwal</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>
<p>Jasmin.Athwal@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Symantec</p>
<p>+61 2 8220 7158</p>
<p>Debbie_Sassine@symantec.com</p>

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