The Caribbean nation of Belize retained its disproportionately high ranking of the world's third-highest as an originator of phishing attacks, but the USA has surged as a source of phishing attacks to become the runaway leader in the field according to RSA's Monthly Online Fraud Intelligence Report for December.
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The report says that the USA typically accounted for 60% of phishing attacks, until December when it hit 75%. There was also an increase in phishing overall, with a record 205 financial institutions attacked in December.
Australia has dropped out of the report's data, and is no longer a top ten source of attacks or top eight victim.