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Phishing attacks becoming more targeted, phishers love Microsoft the most

October 23, 2018

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Microsoft remains ensconced on the top of the list of brands impersonated by phishers in North America, Vade Secure has revealed.

Phishers’ favorite targets

The company compiles a list of the top 25 “phishers’ favorites” each quarter by tallying the number of new phishing URLs they detect.

In Q3 2018, Microsoft and PayPal have retained the two top places, and Netflix, Bank of America and Wells Fargo occupy the next three.

It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft and PayPal are loved by phishers: the primary goal of Microsoft phishing attacks is to harvest Office 365 credentials.

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