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Phishing attacks more than doubled in 2018

March 12, 2019

Via: Techradar

The number of phishing attacks that took place in 2018 more than doubled from the previous year, new research has revealed.

The latest Spam and phishing in 2018 report from Kaspersky Lab claims that the company’s anti-phishing system prevented over 482m attempts to visit fraudulent pages last year, highlighting a significant surge in their use and popularity by cybercriminals.

Phishing is one of the most flexible types of ‘social engineering’ attack since it can be disguised in many ways and used for a number of different purposes.

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