On February 12th Kaspersky Labs published a report titled “Financial cyberthreats in 2014.” This report takes a broad view of malware and email-based attacks on financial institutions and/or their customers. It notes some broad trends, like an almost 6% decrease in phishing attacks against banks, and that the number of malware attacks involving Bitcoin mining tripled to over 1.2MM.

On the topic of email authentication, the report states that phishing attacks against PayPal decreased by ⅓ year-over-year (44% in 2013 vs. 30% in 2014), as reported by PayPal and Agari. The authors noted that a broad increase in the number of mailbox providers globally who use DMARC for inbound filtering was likely the cause for this reduction.