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Phishing attacks skyrocketing, over 1 million observed

September 26, 2022

The APWG’s Phishing Activity Trends Report reveals that in the second quarter of 2022, the APWG observed 1,097,811 total phishing attacks — the worst quarter for phishing that APWG has ever observed.

The total for June was 381,717 attacks or phishing sites. The number of phishing attacks reported has quadrupled since early 2020 — when APWG was observing between 68,000 and 94,000 attacks per month.

In the first quarter of 2022, OpSec Security found that phishing attacks against the financial sector, which includes banks, remained the largest set of attacks, accounting for 27.6 percent of all phishing.

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