Every 5th phishing attack targets banks: Report
Mumbai: Every one in five phishing attack is mainly targeted at Internet users of banks and other financial organisations, says a report by security solutions provider Kaspersky.
"About 20.64 percent of all phishing threats registered between May 2012 and April 2013 were aimed at accounts of banks and other financial organisations worldwide," according to Kaspersky Lab.
According to the results of a global survey conducted in spring 2013 by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab, about 37 percent of all banks surveyed were affected by phishing attacks at least once over the previous 12 months.
But despite the widespread dangers of phishing attacks, simply installing a security product with the necessary functionality to protect financial operations will protect even the most inexperienced users when conducting transactions online, it said.
Kaspersky Lab is a leading vendor of end point protection solutions.