Phishing rates keep growing

In spite of growing popularity of computer security tools, the numbers of phishing attacks keep growing as well. You could do the math and discover that more security tools and more education eliminate phishing attacks and malware, but things are not that simple. According to resent research, 3.6 million of people suffered from phishing attacks last year. It means that phishers scammed 1.3 million people more than they did the year before.

Although another research indicates malware targeting local field, many malicious websites are hosted in Asia and countries that don’t take all the necessary means to locate and punish cyber criminals. The ‘local targeting’ indicates one more scary trend: phishing websites become more sophisticated, which means they are more successful in deceiving people.