The annual cybersecurity report reveals increase in phishing attacks and puntueus strengthens its strategy to counter the threat

The annual cybersecurity report by the PUNTUEUS Foundation has revealed that 43% of the attempted attacks received in 2023 were phishing cases. This data marks a significant increase of 6 percentage points compared to the previous year, highlighting the growing importance of cybersecurity in the realm of digital operations. In 2022, PUNTUEUS faced 11 cases of phishing or pharming, a figure that has skyrocketed to 29 in 2023.

The increase in phishing cases has triggered a rise in the overall abuse rate, which stood at 0.4% in the last year.

Phishing and pharming are two types of cyberattacks aimed at obtaining confidential information from users, such as passwords, financial information, or personal data. Although both attacks pursue the same goal, they differ in their methods. While phishing focuses on deceiving individuals into xdisclosing sensitive information through direct interaction, pharming focuses on silently redirecting web traffic by manipulating DNS resolutions.


Despite the increase in phishing cases, thanks to the monitoring service provided by PUNTUEUS, 100% of detected risk cases have been successfully countered. It is noteworthy that the abuse rate of .EUS remains low and that responses are provided to all generated alerts.

After years of work in monitoring the domain base, PUNTUEUS has implemented innovative prevention strategies. Preventive measures to protect against future attacks, identify threats, and expedite resolutions. As explained by Josu Waliño, CEO of PUNTUEUS, “Our challenge is to assist .EUS user entities in preventing cyberattacks through proprietary protection and analysis tools. The ultimate goal is for .EUS to be a secure environment for any user.”

In this line, a novel protection system has been developed for public bodies and financial entities, aimed at safeguarding their data and ensuring total security against phishing.

ABOUT THE CYBERSECURITY REPORTThe .EUS domain cybersecurity report can be consulted online in real-time. It publishes threats received by .EUS domains through an interactive panel that allows real-time analysis of attack types, measures adopted, information sources…