Mobile phishing attacks targeting energy sector surge by 161%

Mobile phishing attacks targeting employees in the energy industry have risen by 161% compared to last year’s (H2 2020) data, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down.

Although the perils of outdated and vulnerable devices plague all sectors, a new report by cybersecurity firm Lookout indicates that energy is the most targeted, followed by finance, pharma, government, and manufacturing.

In terms of geographic targeting, Asia-Pacific tops the list, followed by Europe and then North America. However, there is a rising trend in phishing attacks targeting the global energy industry across the world.

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Source: Bleeping Computer