Microsoft remains the most impersonated brand, Netflix phishing spikes


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Although Microsoft remains the top target for phishers, Netflix saw an incredible surge in Dec., making it the second most impersonated brand in Q4 2018, according to Vade Secure.

Microsoft remains the #1 impersonated brand, receiving more than 2.3 times the number of phishing URLs than Netflix. One credential can provide hackers with a single entry point to all of the apps under the Office 365 platform—as well as the files, data, contacts, etc. stored in them – meaning that they can use these legitimate accounts to conduct insider attacks on colleagues or spear phishing attempts targeting business partners. These sort of multi-phased attacks have been steadily increasing over the past year, and show no signs of slowing down.

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