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PayPal Upsets Microsoft as Phishers’ Favorite Brand

A new report by Vade Secure indicates that PayPal was the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks last quarter, which is rather surprising since Microsoft usually dominates these campaigns. PayPal-themed phishing URLs have been on the rise in the past year and in Q3 they surged by 69.6%.

By contrast, campaigns spoofing Microsoft fell by 31.5% in Q3 to the lowest level since Q1 of 2018. Despite that, researchers said that phishing campaigns targeting Office 365 users remain “widely popular.”

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