Less than two years ago no one had heard of phishing and getting my editors excited about it as a problem wasn’t a cakewalk. Now, according to a report in SiliconRepublic.com, it’s bigger than porn spam:
Since the beginning of this year, the number of phishing scams has risen from 1pc to 8.3pc of the total volume of spam in circulation, according to the latest figures from the global team of SurfControl Threat Experts. The company found that the number of emails generated between January and June, attempting to con recipients into handing over sensitive personal information, now equals that of adult spam.
I don’t seem to be able to find the quoted report on the SurfControl website. Will post the link if and when I do.