June 15, 2011

How a Phone is Phished: New Infographic

All the recent data breaches mean that phishing attacks could increase too. In the last 6 months alone there were more than one hundred thousand phishing attacks targeting frequently visited social networking sites like Facebook, banking sites, government agencies and donation websites. Large scale data breaches from companies like online gaming to hotels and even major financial institutions have resulted in the anticipation of even more phishing attacks to come. And the newest target is the PC in your pocket – your very own smartphone. With the small form factor of mobile devices, studies show that users are three times more likely to click on a malicious link from their smartphone, compared to their PC. We took a closer look at how these phishing attacks take place in this new infographic below.

As part of the newest feature we are launching today, Safe Browsing, to help smartphone users stay safe from phishing and malware attacks, we are also offering a $5 off promotion good for the next 7 days if you use the code “STAYSAFE” when you purchase an annual subscription to Lookout Premium.

  1. Maria says:

    Is the stat 7 out of 10 adults access the web over their mobile phones for users of smart phones only? The last Neilsen Research (2010) I saw on this, shows only 13% of mobile phones are smart phones. Can you let me know the source for your stats.

  2. Maria says:

    oops, meant 18% smart phones (13% was from 2008)

  3. Amy says:

    @Maria, thanks for your message. The statistic “7 out of 10 adults access the web” in our infographic represent users who own internet-enabled mobile phones (not necessarily just smartphones). The statistic came from Merkleinc and can be found here: http://www.merkleinc.com/vfdbwhitepaper/documents/Merkle-View_From_the_Digital_Inbox_2011.pdf. Thank you!

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