Home / Industry

MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report, Q4 2011

The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the fourth quarter of 2011 is now available. The findings are:

Phishing Attacks Increased Substantially from Previous Quarter – Phish attack volume jumped 25% from the previous quarter to 130,065 attacks.

Brands Targeted Returned to Growth – The number of targeted brands reversed its decline and increased 6% from the third quarter to 517.

Attacks per Brand Continued to Grow – Attacks per brand volume grew 18% from Q3 2011 to 252.

Financial Sector Phish Grew Further – The Financial sector continued to be the most phished industry, accounting for 41% of phish attacks. Financial sector phish increased 15% from the previous quarter to 53,049 attacks and was up 13% from a year ago.

Retail Sector Displaced Payment Services as Second Most Popular Phishing Sector – The Retail/Service sector, with 26% of phish in the fourth quarter, surpassed the Payment Services sector to become the second most phished industry. Retail/Service phishing accelerated its already rapid rise, growing 130% to 33,497 attacks. The Payment Services sector accounted for 16% of phish.

American and Chinese Brands Targeted by Almost 3/4 of Phishing Attacks – American brands accounted for 48% of phishing attacks, followed by Chinese brands with 25% of phish. The U.K. trailed with 7% of phish and Brazil with 6%. Spain rounded out the top 5 countries with 3.6% of phish in the fourth quarter. Phishing attacks also targeted brands in South Africa, Canada and Italy.

United States and Hong Kong Host Close to 2/3 of Phishing Attacks – Phish hosted in the U.S. accounted for 51% of phishing attacks, while Hong Kong accounted for 11%. The remaining countries that round out the top 5 hosting countries, Germany, the U.K. and Canada, hosted 4% to 3.5% of attacks. Other important hosting countries included Brazil, the Netherlands, China, Australia and Russia.

Phish Attacks by Industry Sectors – Q4 201

For more detail, download the report here: MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report, Q4 2011

MarkMonitor

About MarkMonitor – MarkMonitor®, the world leader in enterprise brand protection uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands. Learn More

Related topics: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Domain Management, Malware, Spam

 
   

Don't miss a thing – get the Weekly Wrap delivered to your inbox.

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Dig Deeper

DNS Security

Sponsored by Afilias

Cybersecurity

Sponsored by Verisign

Mobile Internet

Sponsored by Afilias Mobile & Web Services

IP Addressing

Sponsored by Avenue4 LLC

Promoted Post

Buying or Selling IPv4 Addresses?

Watch this video to discover how ACCELR/8, a transformative trading platform developed by industry veterans Marc Lindsey and Janine Goodman, enables organizations to buy or sell IPv4 blocks as small as /20s. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance's 2017 Audit and Honor Roll

Why the Record Number of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking UDRP Filings in 2016?

Attacks Decrease by 23 Precent in 1st Quarter While Peak Attack Sizes Increase: DDoS Trends Report

Leading Internet Associations Strengthen Cooperation

Verisign Releases Q4 2016 DDoS Trends Report: 167% Increase in Average Peak Attack from 2015 to 2016

Verisign Q3 2016 DDoS Trends Report: User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Flood Attacks Continue to Dominate

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

Government Guidance for Email Authentication Has Arrived in USA and UK

ValiMail Raises $12M for Its Email Authentication Service

Don't Gamble With Your DNS

Defending Against Layer 7 DDoS Attacks

Understanding the Risks of the Dark Web

New TLD? Make Sure It's Secure

Verisign Releases Q2 2016 DDoS Trends Report - Layer 7 DDoS Attacks a Growing Trend

How Savvy DDoS Attackers Are Using DNSSEC Against Us

Facilitating a Trusted Web Space for Financial Service Professionals

MarkMonitor Partners with CYREN to Deepen Visibility into Global Phishing Attacks

Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance's 2016 Honor Roll

Verisign Q1 2016 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 111 Percent Year Over Year

Is Your TLD Threat Mitigation Strategy up to Scratch?