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The Estonian Information System Authority recommends temporarily avoiding the use of Internet Explorer
Cyber criminals are abusing a critical security weakness uncovered in mid-December, which enables sending malware to the computers of Internet Explorer users. As no security patch is currently available for regular users, the Estonian Information System Authority recommends avoiding the use of Internet Explorer until the new security patches are in place.
The history of phishing goes back to the late 1980s, when such a theoretical attack was first described. The very first real phishing attempts were made in the mid-1990s and since then, the number of phishing attacks has increased in both content and volume. In the last ten years, the number of phishing campaigns has slightly more than tripled, reaching more than a million campaigns a year.