Interisle study shows 61% increase in phishing attacks, more brands targeted, and 257% increase in cryptocurrency phishing

Using data collected at the Cybercrime Information Center, Interisle Consulting Group studied how phishers acquire and use Internet resources for these purposes. In this report, we ask and answer, “How much phishing is taking place?, “Where it is taking place?”, and “What targets are attractive to phishers?”

In our 2022 study, we add biennial measurements and analyses and consider questions like, “How do the yearly trends for phishing attacks, domain names used for phishing, etc., compare to biennial trends?” and “Are phishers “doing business” at the same registry, registration, or hosting services year after year?”

Among the major findings…

  • Over 1.1 million unique phishing attacks identified, a 61% increase over the May 2020 to April 2021 period.
  • 854,000 phishing domain names reported, a 72% increase over the May 2020 to April 2021 period.
  • Domains registered in the new TLDs continue to be used disproportionately for phishing.
  • 86% of phishing attacks reported against the top 10 ASNs are hosted on IP addresses in the US. 
  • More than 2000 brands and services targeted.

A 257% rise in cryptocurrency phishing.

Find an Executive Summary of the Report or the complete Report at