More than 10 million new pieces of malware were recorded in the second half of 2010 by one of the companies participating in the international reporting efforts of the APWG.
Trade group reports new tactics, blames spear-phishing for corporate breaches.
A study of 270 phishing attacks between mid 2009 and this past March found that many of the victims were repeat targets.
Stakeholders argue that guidelines fall short of addressing evolving threats and have tough-to-meet deadline.
A survey of phishing attack targets by the Anti-Phishing Working Group found that many of them were repeat victims of hackers.
Online payment services continue to be the favorite target of phishing fraudsters, according to a new report from the APWG.
The world's most active phishing gang is no longer phishing as much, researchers said, but that's not necessarily good news.
The Avalanche phishing gang, reputedly the world's most active, has changed tactics, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
Financial institutions are not alone. A leading cyberfraud watchdog group said that social networking, online classifieds and online gaming industries are increasingly the focus of phishing gangs out looking for personal account information.
Phishing gangs are apparently casting a wider net.