2018 Q3 – Phishing Activity Trends Report


  • Phishing that targeted cloud storage and file hosting sites fell, while phishing against payment processors and banks remained high
  • Phishing remains most prevalent in the old, large gTLD .COM. But phishing is higher than normal in the new gTLDs and in repurposed ccTLDs
  • Phishers are increasingly using web page redirects as a way of hiding their phishing sites from detection
  • Half of all phishing attacks are now hosted on Web sites that have HTTPS and SSL certificates
  • In Brazil, phishers turned away from attacking e-commerce sites, and concentrated on attacking banks and their customers