14,000 Phishing Sites in July--An All-time Record
Over 14,000 phishing websites were detected in July. And this represents over 154 “brands” (Paypal, banks, credit unions, etc.). Got this from Computerworld.
The number of phishing sites -- or fraudulent Web sites try to fool people into handing over sensitive personal information -- rose to 14,191 in July, an 18% increase over May, the previous all-time high, said the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The fraudulent sites mimicked a record 154 brands, up 20% over June and 12% over the previous high, also recorded in May, APWG said.
According to Symantec (via ZDNet), in March 2006, there were nearly 8 MILLION phishing emails sent every day.