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Report on Phishing Attack Shows Microsoft, Paypal as well as Netflix as the Top Targets - SPAMfighter News (press release)

Report on Phishing Attack Shows Microsoft, Paypal as well as Netflix as the Top Targets

A latest report on phishing has been released that is said to be keeping a track of top-most 25 brands which are targeted by the bad actors. Amongst those, the brands that are topping the chart are Microsoft, Paypal, as well as Netflix.

An email security provider named Vade Secure keeps a track of top-most 25 spoofed brands in the North America, which are impersonated by the phishing attacks. In their report of Q3 2018, in total there were 86 brands that were tracked, which includes 95% of the total attacks identified by the company. Microsoft and PayPal are the two companies that are commonly hit by the phishing attacks.

The main aim of the phishing attacks on Microsoft is to gather Office 365 credentials. As posted by helpnetsecurity.com on October 23, 2018, the company has explained that, "with a single set of credentials, hackers can gain access to a treasure trove of confidential...(continued)

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