In the first half of 2020 global phishing volume was
down 15%, but roughly 7% of those attacks leveraged
fears around COVID-19. SonicWall phishing intelligence
derived this figure from a large sample of spam emails
containing COVID-19-related search terms. The safe, or
non-phishing, emails about COVID and related terms were
filtered out and omitted.
As expected, COVID-19 phishing began rising in March,
and saw its most significant peaks on March 24, April 3
and June 19. This contrasts with phishing as a whole,
which started strong in January and was down by the time
the pandemic phishing attempts began to pick up steam.
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Blog content for the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report series provided by our partners at SonicWall.