Thursday, 20 December 2007

Gartner Phishing Report 2007

Source: Gartner

A Gartner survey on phishing in the USA for the year 2007 has revealed a number of trends. 3.2 billion dollars were lost to phishing in the USA, slightly up from 2.9 billion last year. The average loss per incident dropped from $1,244 to $886, but the total number of incidents increased from 2.3 to 3.6 million. Most of that increase arose from higher success rates, rather than more phishing: 3.3% of phishing targets suffered financial loss in 2007, up from 2.3% in 2006. The major method of extracting funds was the debit or check card, accounting for 47% of incidents.

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