RSA’s Online Fraud Report for March/April 09 has revealed Australia is in the top 10 for hosted phishing attacks by country.
The report found the total number of phishing attacks globally increased by 18 percent in February, representing an increase of 1,500 attacks. The number of hosted phishing attacks in Australia jumped up, placing us in the top 10 for country hosted attacks.
The United States topped the list, hosting 43 percent of the world’s phishing attacks, while the United Kingdom ranked 2nd, hosting 17 percent of the world’s total attacks.
Online fraud has evolved quite dramatically over the past couple of years, with hackers employing more sophisticated techniques to steal people’s information and infiltrate systems. Online users are advised to exercise extreme caution when surfing the net.