The MarkMonitor Fraud Intelligence Report for the third quarter of 2011 is now available. The findings are: Phishing Attacks Increase from Previous Quarter Phish attack volume grew 7% from the previous quarter to 103,702 attacks. Organizations Targeted Declined Again The number of targeted organizations continued to decline, decreasing 2% from the second quarter to 488. Attacks per Organization Returned to Growth Attacks per organization volume increased 9% from Q2 2011 to 213. Retail Sector Continued to Grow as a Popular Phishing Sector Retail/Service phishing continued to increase, growing 43% to 14,572 attacks. The Financial sector continued to be the most phished... Read More
Last week, MarkMonitor hosted a webinar with Internet Retailer and our guest speaker from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM on the topic of How to Reduce Traffic Diversion & Other Cyber Abuse.   During the webinar, we polled audience members to gauge what their top challenge is in managing their brands online.  We learned that 60% of those polled felt that cybersquatting and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) abuse – two prevalent forms of traffic diversion – were their top concerns, more so than other types of cyber abuse. While the results may incorporate some selection bias – it is very possible that our webinar attracted more brand... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More