2019 Q1 – Phishing Activity Trends Report

2019 Q1 – Phishing Activity Trends Report

Summary

  • Phishing that targeted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and webmail services became the biggest category of phishing. At 36 percent of all phishing attacks, it eclipsed phishing against the payment services category for the first time.
  • The total number of phishing sites detected by APWG in the first quarter of 2019 was up notably over the third and fourth quarters of 2018.
  • The number of phishing attacks hosted on Web sites that have HTTPS and SSL certificates reached a new high.
  • In Brazil, mobile phishing rose, and phishers also attacked SaaS providers. Cybercriminals also deployed malware that targeted multiple banks at a time.