Linkedin the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks
According to Check Point, 45% of all email phishing attempts in Q2 2022 imitated LinkedIn communication style. This reflects the rising popularity of the social network in a time when record numbers of individuals are switching jobs and looking for new opportunities.
According to the FBI, scammers have been using the social network to lure users into cryptocurrency investment schemes.
Predictably, the identities of other well known brands are also used for phishing, as this confers a clear advantage by making impersonation more trustworthy. During Q2 2022, the most popular impersonated brands were Microsoft (13%), DHL (12%) and Amazon (9%).
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