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Cyveillance said it detected nearly 180,000 distinct phishing attacks this summer, one of the highest rates it’s seen so far, and that hackers are now increasingly adding social network sites, voice and SMS texting channels to their traditional e-mail spam arsenal.

The provider of cyber-intelligence services to financial institutions serving more than 30 million end users said its June-August report contradicts findings by tech giants IBM, Microsoft and Symantec, which Cyveillance said studied primarily the e-mail channel to base its findings that phishing attacks were declining.

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