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‫ Facebook users still an irresistible target for phishing attackers

ID: IRCNE2014072260
Date: 2014-07-20
 
According to “TechWorld”, Phishing attacks from inside Facebook have fallen back from the historic peak of 2013 but still constitute 1 in 10 of all attacks of this type blocked by Kaspersky’s security software, the firm has reported.
The firm's latest analysis compares the figures for Q1 2014, which show blocks running at just under 11 percent, putting it behind the Yahoo, now the main source. That compares with the Facebook average of 22 percent of blocks for the whole of 2013, which means blocks have halved since last year.
The volume of attacks for users running Kaspersky was now around 20,000 per day, with a one-week surge in early 2014 reaching 120,000 per day. This sounds small next to the 1.2 billion Facebook accounts but this is only one security firm's measurement - anyone using another security product or nothing at all will obviously not show up.
As it happens, most blocks – up to 7,500 - happened in the US, followed distantly by Germany and Canada; Russia barely reached the 1,000 per day level although we should factor in the number of users Kaspersky has in each of these markets as well as Facebook’s relative popularity.
It is also the Case that users in some countries are more or less likely to follow a suspect link, triggering the protection. According to Kaspersky, around one in five users in India (as a percentage of its user base there) followed Facebook phishing links, compared to one in ten in the US and an extraordinarly low one or two in a hundred in Russia.

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