There was an increase in fraud across all attack vectors in 2018. Total phishing volume increased 12 percent and social media and brand abuse attacks increased 43 percent last year. The RSA Quarterly Fraud Report tracks these and other trends.
The feature article in this report highlights how fraudsters continue to turn to social media platforms to execute cyber attacks. The popular messaging app, Telegram, is one that has become a sought-after tool on the fraud scene as fraudsters increasingly use the bot feature to automate their cybercrime activity.