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A guide to mobile phishing

Use this interactive map to explore mobile phishing attempts detected in 2019

 

As technology continues to transform the way we work, it’s now possible to log on from a number of different locations – be that your home, the local café or even poolside when on holiday.

It’s no surprise then that the number of people using mobile devices for work purposes has increased. Being able to check your emails at the click of a button can be all too tempting, especially when you’re running your own business. It can be hard to switch off – and attackers have taken note.

In fact, mobile security provider Lookout’s 2020 report highlights a 37% increase worldwide in mobile phishing attacks at the start of 2020 compared to the end of 2019.

Phishing attempts: filter results by mobile OS and phishing classification

Mobile app threat map: filter results by platform and verticals

  • Use Lookout’s interactive map to see mobile phishing threats detected for Android and iOS Lookout users around the world during 2019
  • Double click or scroll in and out to view data for a specific country
  • Filter results by Mobile OS and phishing classification

Lookout research also suggests that users are three times more likely to click on a malicious URL on a mobile device because attempts are much harder to spot on a small screen.

To protect your business and the data within it, read on to find out more about phishing or test your skills with our interactive ‘spot the difference’ phishing quiz

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