Q1 2016 Sees 93% of Phishing Emails Contain Ransomware

PhishMe’s Analysis of phishing campaigns, in first three months of 2016, shows an intensified 789% year-over-year spike in malware and phishing threats

Leesburg, (Va. USA) & London (UK) – June 04 2016-  PhishMe, a global provider of phishing-defense solutions for the enterprise, today revealed that its analysis of phishing email campaigns from the first three months of 2016 has seen a 6.3 million increase in raw numbers, due primarily to a ransomware upsurge against the last quarter of 2015. That is a staggering 789% jump.

Published today, PhishMe’s Q1 2016 Malware Review identified three key trends previously recorded throughout 2015, but have come to full fruition in the last few months: