Apple is no longer a favorite of phishers

But let’s not have any illusions: those who use Apple products are not safe from phishing either.

According to a recent survey by Check Point Research, in the second quarter, Google and Amazon, among others, overtook Apple on the list of phishing favorite companies – those that scammers like to disguise themselves. Between April and June, Google and Amazon products were featured in phishing emails more than Apple’s solutions. Fraudsters are primarily selected on whose behalf they write a letter to obtain personal information, and how generally users trust the company’s products.

Not only the order of companies, but also the nature of phishing attacks has changed: during the period under review, fraudsters sent out more phishing emails than before, which could be linked to virtual communication in some way. This is because, as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, many people are forced to work from home, so messaging and video conferencing applications are in their heyday, so fraudsters have a better chance.

Phishing emails are directed to a prepared website of fraudsters, where they typically try to obtain login information and other personal information.

In the second quarter, the Top 10 list of company names used in phishing emails was as follows:

  1. Google
  2. Amazon
  3. WhatsApp
  4. Facebook
  5. Microsoft
  6. Outlook
  7. Apple
  8. Netflix
  9. Huawei
  10. PayPal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.