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Phishing For Info: Brand Name Spoofs Steal Your Data

Cybercriminals are continuing their brazen attempts to steal your data under the guise of some of the biggest brand names in the world.Google, Amazon, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Microsoft headline Check Point Research’s second quarter list of companies ripe for impersonation are being used as bait for spoofed (fake) websites.

Check Point’s study, Brand Phishing Report for Q2 2020, takes a look at the new leaders in brand spoofing for the second quarter of this year, Q2. The top brand names spoofed in Q2 finds Google and Amazon tied for first place with brand phishing at 13% each. WhatsApp and Facebook each took 9% for third place, with Microsoft coming in fourth place with 7%, and Outlook taking fifth with 3%. Following the top five brands, Netflix, Apple, Huawei, and PayPal are all tied, having 2% of the most spoofed brand names.

Read more via the SoS Daily News here.

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