Phishing sites at all-time high

The average number of infected PCs across the globe stands at 35.51 percent. Phishing attacks targeting consumers remained at high levels during the quarter, with 25,000 to 30,000 unique phishing email campaigns documented each month. Each campaign can involve hundreds of thousands or millions of emails sent to consumers. There are hundreds of phishing websites established online every day, luring any number of consumers.

Takeaway: An end user whose PC is compromised or affected by such a phishing scam will become part of a botnet, acting as an offending attacker and participating in a recon of other targets or DDOS attacks.