Australia ranks 7th for Top Phishing Hosting Countries


RSA has released its RSA® Quarterly Fraud Report containing fraud attack data, consumer fraud data, and analysis from the RSA® Fraud and Risk Intelligence team.

The report represents a snapshot of the cyber fraud environment across the globe, providing actionable intelligence to consumer-facing organisations of all sizes and types to enable more effective digital risk management.

For the period starting April 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2019, RSA observed several global fraud trends across attack vectors and digital channels. The highlights include:

  • Australia ranked as 7th in the list for Top Phishing Hosting Countries, hosting slightly more than 3 percent of overall phishing attacks
  • The average value of a fraud transaction in Australia increased 6 percent, from $267 last quarter to $285 in Q1
  • Phishing accounted for 37 percent of all fraud attacks observed by RSA in Q2. Overall, phishing volume has increased 6 percent since last year
  • Fraud attacks from rogue mobile applications increased 191 percent in the first half of 2019
  • Fraud attacks introducing financial malware increased 80 percent in the first half of 2019

The full RSA Q2 2019 report is available here: