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.
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