Microsoft, Google, WhatsApp and Facebook among top brands used by scammers in phishing attacks, experts say

 Microsoft, Google, WhatsApp and Facebook among top brands used by scammers in phishing attacks, experts say

MICROSOFT, Google, and Facebook are among the top brands used by unscrupulous scammers in phishing attacks, experts say.

A study conducted by researchers at Checkpoint revealed that hackers impersonating Microsoft accounted for 29 percent of all global phishing attacks between July and September.

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Microsoft is among the top brands used by unscrupulous scammers in phishing attacks, data shows

Scammers imitating Amazon and Google accounted for 13 percent and six percent of all phishing attacks over the three-month period.

Social media platforms Facebook, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp made the list of top ten of the most imitated brands for the first time, according to Komando.

Scammers try to use recognizable brands to lure their unsuspecting victims into providing their personal details.

Researchers at Checkpoint said hackers sent unsuspecting LinkedIn users a phishing email titled: “You have a new LinkedIn business invitation…

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