Nearly 1.5 Million New Phishing Sites Created Each Month

phishing_hook.jpgThe September 2017 Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends Report showed that 1.385 million new, unique phishing sites are created each month, with a high of 2.3 million sites created in May.

The data; collected by Webroot, a leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence; show today's phishing attacks are highly targeted, sophisticated, hard to detect, and difficult for users to avoid.

The latest phishing sites employ realistic web pages that are almost impossible to find using web crawlers, and they use social engineering to trick victims into providing personal and business information.

Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends is based on threat intelligence data derived from the industry's most advanced machine learning techniques, ensuring it's both timely and accurate. You can download the full Quarterly Threat Trends Report here:

Red Flags To Watch For

We recommend EVERYONE to review the 22 social engineering red flags to watch out for in any email. It might be a good idea to print out this PDF and pass it along to family, friends, and coworkers. Remember to always think before you click!


You could spend a fortune purchasing technology and services, and your network infrastructure could still remain vulnerable to old-fashioned manipulation.”
— Kevin Mitnick

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