Phishing attacks in Singapore increased by 829% in 2021

Zscaler ThreatLabz has released the State of Phishing Report 2022. The Report highlights different trends related to phishing scams in the previous year. 

According to the report, phishing scams increased worldwide by 23%. The US is the most phished country in the world with it attracting more than 60% of all attacks. The US is followed by Singapore, Germany and the Netherlands. However, the most remarkable jump in phishing scams has been seen in Singapore. 

Singapore marked a 829% jump in the number of phishing scams. Singapore was closely followed by Russia, which witnessed a 799% jump in the number of cases. Three other countries witnessed a rise of more than 100%. These include: France (342%), United Kingdom (331%) and China (115%). 

Microsoft still seems to be the favorite of the phishers. The most impersonated brand attracted more than 30% of all attacks. It was followed by Illegal Streaming platforms and Covid related scams. 

Earlier we had also posted about how December 2021 was the most phished month of all time! There was also a case where ICANN presented that the number of  cases of DNS Abuse have been actually falling. This was clearly in contradiction of the many of the reports presented by different institutes, organizations and firms.

What does this contradiction of opinion mean? Perhaps, it can possibly be seen as a diplomatic blanket to hide the mess of online scams. Even if it is so, we hope that measures to counter this and new programs to provide enhanced security are also discussed under that blanket of protection.
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  1. Larry Colt Avatar
    Larry Colt

    “The 2022 State of Phishing Report by Zscaler ThreatLabz reveals a 23% increase in phishing scams globally. The US is the top target, followed by Singapore, Germany, and the Netherlands. Singapore saw an 829% rise in phishing scams, while Russia saw a 799% increase. Microsoft was the most impersonated brand, attracting over 30% of all attacks. December 2021 was the most phished month on record. Despite some reports showing a decrease in DNS abuse, the growing number of phishing scams highlights the need for stronger security measures.”

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