Germany hit with 40,000 phishing attacks

Pedro Gonçalves
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There has been over 40,000 reported phishing attacks on German online banking users in the last decade according to a new research. According to the statistics compiled by, the number of officially reported phishing attacks in Germany tripled between 2008 and 2010 and reached its first peak in 2011 with 6,422 cases. During the next twelve months, the number of phishing schemes halved, but not for long because the increasing trend continued in the following years. In 2014, the number of phishing attacks in Germany reached almost 7,000 incidents. Since then, it has b...

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