It’s being reported that a record 2.9 million people in Japan have been directed through phishing emails to fake websites created to steal sensitive information in the first half of this year. The report by Trend Micro Inc. released Monday said such fraudulent attempts are increasingly aimed at stealing accounts used for shopping, communication and other services with major firms such as Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Rakuten Inc. and Line Corp.
Corin Imai, Senior Product Manager at DomainTools:
“The fact that close to 3 million people were compromised should be an indicator of how easy it is to mimic credible emails. Bad actors are able to harvest sensitive data at alarming rates keeping our threat landscape growing. Threat intelligence which can establish links between malicious websites, known threat actors and associated IP addresses helps massively, but a campaign that focuses on educating and raising awareness of the threats among the general public and in businesses can significantly help to mitigate the risk that phishing can facilitate.”