RSA Monthly Online Fraud Report -- October 2013
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RSA Monthly Online Fraud Report -- October 2013



The RSA Monthly Online Fraud Report tracks phishing and cybercrime trends globally.

The RSA Monthly Online Fraud Report tracks phishing and cybercrime trends globally.
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RSA Monthly Online Fraud Report -- October 2013 RSA Monthly Online Fraud Report -- October 2013 Document Transcript

  • CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS: HOW ONLINE BEHAVIOR PUTS CONSUMERS AT RISK October 2013 October marks the launch of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States, a time for the public and private sectors to come together to promote online awareness about how to stay safe online. Last year, RSA launched the Online Identity Risk Calculator in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to provide an interactive tool for consumers to see how the activities they perform online could put them at risk for identity theft and other cyber threats. In the last year, we have received over 14,500 responses from consumers in more than 170 countries. Following are some of the highlights: –– 67% of consumers access their online banking account at least once a week –– 83% of consumers make a purchase online once a month or more often –– 95% of consumers access one email account on a regular basis – 40% access three or more email accounts on a regular basis –– 77% of consumers access social networking sites on a regular basis –– 74% of consumers have downloaded apps to a mobile device within the last year –– 37% of consumers visit online gaming sites once a month or more often –– 35% of consumers have been infected with a Trojan in the last year So why are these statistics so important? Well take for example that 3 out of every 10 phishing emails are targeted at social networking sites1. When you consider that more than three out of every four consumers uses a social networking site on a regular basis, it makes the net that phishers are able to cast much wider. FRAUD REPORT 1  Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Spam Evolution 2012 page 1
  • What respondents also indicated is that there is still potential for improvement when it comes to consumer awareness and education. Among respondents, 29% of consumers stated they update their anti-virus software less than twice a year and 60% check their credit reports once a year or less often. While these numbers don’t necessarily suggest consumer education is lacking, they do suggest that consumers might not be aware of the simple things they can or should be doing to protect their identity online. For more information on the Online Identity Risk Calculator, visit fraudgame. page 2
  • 50000 46119 45232 RSA identified 46,119 phishing attacks launched worldwide in September, marking a 36% increase in attack volume from August. 35440 36966 33768 29581 30151 30000 27463 35831 33861 26902 24347 20000 10000 Mar 13 Apr 13 May 13 Jun 13 Jul 13 Aug 13 Sep 13 Feb 13 8% 17% 15% 8% 11% 11% 11% 14% 23% 15% US Bank Types Attacked U.S. nationwide banks remained the most targeted with 60% of phishing attacks targeted at that sector in September. 15% 15% 9% 6% Jan 13 14% 12% Dec 12 14% 9% Nov 12 80 9% Oct 12 100 Sep 12 0 12% 19% 13% 15% 23% 26% 23% 60 40 20 77% 77% 79% 79% 70% 69% 60% 73% 73% 76% 74% 66% 60% Sep 12 Oct 12 Nov 12 Dec 12 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar 13 Apr 13 May 13 Jun 13 Jul 13 Aug 13 Aug 13 0 Source: RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center 40000 Phishing Attacks per Month Source: RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center 41834 page 3
  • Netherlands 2% a Australia South Korea Canada South Africa 2% China Germany UK India 2% Top Countries by Attack Volume United Kingdom 5% The U.S. remained the most targeted country in September with 50% of the total phishing volume while Germany saw a striking 20% increase in attack volume – up from 11% in August. 47 Other Countries 7% U.S. 50% Germany 31% a US S Africa China China 3% Italy Canada Netherlands India Brasil Canada 3% South Africa 3% Australia 3% Top Countries by Attacked Brands 44 Other Countries 33% France 4% In September, 28% of phishing attacks were targeted at brands in the U.S., followed by the UK, India and Brazil. Brazil 4% India 7% United Kingdom 13% U.S. 28% US Brazil 3% China Italy France 4% S Africa Canada Netherlands India Colombia 4% Top Hosting Countries About four out of every ten phishing attacks were hosted in the U.S. Canada saw a decrease in hosted phishing attacks – from 14% to 6% in September. United Kingdom 4% Russia 4% Netherlands 5% U.S. 42% Canada 6% Germany 6% 48 Other Countries 23% page 4 Brasil
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