In 2015 atacurile de tip phishing au crescut cu 21% in Marea Britanie, arata un raport al organizatiei Action Fraud.
Alte cifre, provenind de la organizatia guvernamentala Get Safe Online arata faptul ca 26% dintre victimele intervievate au cazut prada tehnicilor sofisticate de inginerie sociala.
New figures released by Action Fraud suggest that phishing scams in the UK have grown by 21 percent over the past 12 months.
Action Fraud, which works closely with City of London Police and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, said that the number of reported phishing scams between November 2014 and October 2015 totalled 95,556.
Further research from the government-backed Get Safe Online revealed that 26 percent of victims surveyed had fallen prey to sophisticated social engineering techniques.
Action Fraud reported that the top ‘themes’ for phishing scams include BT account updates, iTunes invoices, HMRC tax refunds and malware-ridden email attachments.