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The new report shows that by the first quarter of 2021, the number of phishing attacks has increased compared with the same period of last year

The new report shows that by the first quarter of 2021, the number of phishing attacks has increased compared with the same period of last year

In recent years, people have relied heavily on technology. They use technology to simplify work. There are many advantages to using the Internet and technology, but there are also some disadvantages, one of these disadvantages. One drawback of using the Internet is “phishing”, a type of cyber attack in which a person induces a person to disclose personal and confidential information, or uses malware on the victim’s computer to steal files containing personal information.

As the name suggests, PhishLabs is a company dedicated to protecting people from cybercrimes (such as phishing, data loss, data theft, and similar threats). The company recently released a detailed first-quarter threat and intelligence report. Phish Labs’ first-quarter report analyzes and mitigates a large number of cyberattacks against various companies and their employees.

Collect information from cyber-attacks and use this data to predict phishing trends. You can get the report for free from their website. The Phishlabs team said: “The number of phishing sites exceeds 47% in the first quarter of 2020.”Phish Labs’ founder and chief technology officer said that phishing continues to grow. The platforms most vulnerable to phishing attacks are e-commerce and cryptocurrency, while social media and other websites and platforms that provide financial services are often threatened by phishing.

The data collected in the first quarter of 2021 exceeds the data volume of phishing websites in the first quarter of 2020, and 62% of websites abuse tools and free online services. Zloader observed that the same percentage of malware sent to many users via email. It was also observed that 82.7% of phishers used SSL certificates, and Office 365 users were also attacked via email, at least 44.5%. According to the collected data, PhishLabs stated in a report that cryptocurrency should be the factor leading to the most phishing because as time goes by, the industry has become more and more popular, and the risks associated with the theft of cryptocurrencies are higher Low, hackers can easily obtain high profits.

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According to the report, these sites are social media, email, and other user accounts, which account for nearly 40% of phishing. This is because these basic accounts may also cause other non-service accounts to be logged in, causing hackers to kill two birds with a stone. However, the SSO account is the most specific account in the first quarter of 2021.

The new report shows that by the first quarter of 2021, the number of phishing attacks has increased compared with the same period of last year

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LAST THOUGHTS

One drawback of the Internet is “phishing”, a type of cyber attack in which a person induces a person to disclose personal and confidential information, or uses malware on the victim’s computer to steal files containing personal information. The data collected in the first quarter of 2021 exceeds the data volume of phishing websites in the first quarter of 2020, and 62% of websites abuse tools and free online services. According to the report, these sites are social media, email, and other user accounts, which account for nearly 40% of phishing.

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