News

Natwest top target for phishing attacks

Natwest is the leading target for phishers in the banking industry, says anti-spam software firm ClearMyMail.

ClearMyMail reviewed all the spam and fraudulent e-mails that it had prevented from reaching customers last December, in order to draw up its top ten phishing targets.

It found that Natwest was the target for 41% of all phishing e-mails, well ahead of number two target Citibank, which made up 27% of phishing e-mails. HSBC was the number three target with 11% of e-mails.

The ClearMyMail top ten:

1. Natwest (41% of all phishing e-mails blocked were targeting Natwest Bank) 2. Citibank (27%) 3. HSBC (11%) 4. Abbey (6%) 5. Lloyds TSB (4%) 6. Pay Pal (internet transaction banking for likes of Ebay - 2%) 7. Royal Bank of Scotland (1%) 8. Nationwide (1%) 9. Halifax (0.8%) 10. MBNA (0.5%)

Advice on how to spot potential phishing e-mails can be found on the ClearMyMail website.





Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
 

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy