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Microsoft Tops Phishers’ Favorite Brands as Facebook Spikes

Microsoft remains the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks despite a 6.8% decline in unique Microsoft phishing URLs in the second quarter of this year, a new report by Vade Secure shows. PayPal clinched second place and Facebook completed the top three thanks to a 155% surge in campaigns spoofing the social media giant. Cloud services firms accounted for 37% of all impersonation campaigns, followed by financial services (33%) and social media (16%).

The top ten most spoofed brands in Q2 were:

  1. Microsoft
  2. PayPal
  3. Facebook
  4. Netflix
  5. Bank of America
  6. Apple
  7. CIB
  8. Amazon
  9. DHL
  10. Docusign

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