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Cybercriminals are impersonating social media sites to steal your logins

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Oct
2021
Cybercriminals are impersonating social media sites to steal your logins

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Cybercriminals have started impersonating social media companies in their phishing emails, new research has found.

Cybersecurity experts from Check Point Research analyzed phishing emails sent out during the third quarter of 2021, and found that WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and Facebook, made the top ten most impersonated brands list for the first time this year.

The leader of this infamous list has stayed the same. Microsoft is still being impersonated in almost a third of all phishing attempts (29%), while DHL lost the number two position to Amazon, which now takes up 13%.

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