The imitation game: Brands most targeted by scammers


People tend to overlook things like misspelt domains, typos, incorrect dates or other suspicious details, falling victim to phishing traps. — 123rf.com

Cybercriminals are shaking up their phishing scam tactics, making logistics firm DHL the most imitated brand used in attacks, displacing their previous favourite, Microsoft.

In its Brand Phishing Report for the last quarter of 2021, cybersecurity company Check Point Research (CPR) found that DHL’s brand was used in 23% of all phishing attacks globally, leap- frogging over tech giant Microsoft (20%).

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