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WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing. PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter ofa report by security company Vade Secure has found.
The payment services provider retained its top spot from the quarter, according to data gleaned from the of unique phishing URLs detected by the company. A similar campaign was recently uncovered by ESET researchers. Social media phishing continues to grow with Facebook taking second place on the list. Meanwhile, WhatsApp jumped a whopping 63 spots to take fifth place and Instagram surged 16 places to take the 13th spot. Other flavors include offers for bogus deals, such as free storage space.
Test yourself. Stolen Facebook credentials may then let attackers access other sites using the same credentials. Microsoft remains the most popular corporate target and the third overall on the list.
No wonder, since the tech giant has million monthly active Office business users. They prove to be attractive targets because compromising an Office le to access to sensitive information stored on related services such as Skype, SharePoint, and OneDrive. Netflix-themed phishing scams dropped one place, ending up fourth. The Amer Owaida.
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