Phishing Websites up 10 Percent in Q1 2014, U.S. Still Hosts Majority

From SC Magazine.

The United States continued to host the majority of phishing websites in the first quarter of 2014, but did not even crack the top 36 when it came to global computer infection rates, according to research from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).

John Lacour, founder of PhishLabs, told in a Wednesday email correspondence that about 80 percent of phishing sites are hosted on compromised websites, according to PhishLabs data. Lacour said that trend will not change until website security is significantly improved.