Second half of 2013 saw spike driven by jump in China and global diversification of targets, APWG says.
The Anti-Phishing Working Group is reporting that phishing attack frequency dropped 20% from late 2012 to early 2013.
Phishing has been around for a while and it is nowhere near becoming a thing of the past, according to the latest report from the APWG.
Industry consortium says phishing websites proliferated in the first half of 2012 in numbers not before seen.
Despite an FBI takedown last year, IID says at least half of all Fortune 500 companies and 27 of 55 major federal agencies still have infected gear.
Online voting, the London Olympics and attacks on infrastructure highlight 2012 security predictions from Internet Identity.
Phishing attacks have soared as a result of the re-emergence of the Avalanche gang , according to Internet Identity, a Tacoma, Wash.-based Internet security specialist.
The Avalanche gang has re-emerged and phishing attacks have soared, according to Internet Identity, an Internet security firm.
A survey of phishing attack targets by the Anti-Phishing Working Group found that many of them were repeat victims of hackers.
Targeted phishing attacks, spear phishing, could result soon from the recent massive breaches of email addresses and other information.