Phishing is an attempt to try and trick computer users into divulging personal or financial information, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website that looks almost identical to the real one.
A recent report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) into phishing attacks in the first half of 2014 has found that China is responsible for 85% of fake websites used in phishing scams.
The Global Phishing Survey 1H2014: Trends and Domain Name Use report found that there were at least 123,741 unique phishing attacks worldwide from January to June 2014.
These attacks occurred on 87,901 unique domain names, of which 22,679 were found to have been registered maliciously, mostly by Chinese phishers. The other 59,485 domains were almost all hacked or compromised domains.ITGovernanceUSA