India receives 4 percent of global phishing attacks
RSA recently announced the findings of its H1 2013 Fraud Report, ranking India the fifth most targeted country by phishing attacks receiving 4 percent of total attack volume. Other countries targeted by phishing attacks were the U.S. (52 percent), U.K. (11 percent), South Africa (6 percent) and Canada (5 percent). In top countries by attacked brands’ India ranked third with 5 percent of the total phishing volume worldwide. The U.S. with 29 percent and the U.K. with 11 percent topped the chart.
As per the report, RSA identified 1, 81,600 phishing attacks in H1 2013 globally with month of May witnessing maximum number of 36,966 attacks. This was a 27 percent increase in the total number of global phishing attacks as compared to the month of April. News on hacking of over 40,000 Facebook accounts in the month of May, contributed to the attack surge in the first half of 2013.
Other highlights of the report are:
Brands in the U.S., UK, India and Canada were targeted by almost 57 percent of phishing attacks in H1 2013. In H1 2013, 1470 brands were targeted in phishing attacks, marking an increase from H2 2012.