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Attacks Targeting Classified Ad Sites Surge

wiredmikey (1824622) writes | more than 3 years ago

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Despite spam levels being at the lowest level since March 2009, metrics released by the APWG indicate that cybercriminals are cultivating an array of alternative attack schemes, and in particular, increasing attacks on the online classified services sector with phishing attacks.

Though the online payment services sector remained the most targeted industry with 38 percent of detected attacks in Q2, the classified ads services sector experienced rapid growth in phishing attacks.

"The Classifieds sector grew 142 percent from the previous quarter and over 91,000 percent from the comparable quarter [Q1] a year ago. This sudden growth may have been due to Auction sector phishing resources shifting over to the Classifieds sector," according to Analyst Ihab Shraim."

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