Financial targets account for more than half of phishing attacks

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More than half of phishing attacks in 2017 were aimed at getting hold of financial information according to a new report. Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing technologies detected more than 246 million user attempts to visit different kinds of phishing pages, with 54 percent being attempts to visit a financial-related website, compared to 47 percent in 2016. Attacks against banks, payment systems and e-shops grew by 1.2, 4.3, and 0.8 percentage points respectively and made up the top three categories in overall phishing attacks detected. Meanwhile attacks against internet portals, including search engines and social networks fell from second place in 2016…

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