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Check Point Research has updated its list of the most commonly used by cybercriminals. In the fourth quarter of 2021, DHL was the brand, which hackers preferred for phishing emails and fraud attempts.

In the months of October, November and December, the brand name DHL demonstrated 23 percent of all phishing attacks worldwide. Microsoft finished second place with 20 percent, which the ranking had previously cited. For WhatsApp, Check Point accounted for 11 percent, a share of 10 percent for Google.

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completes the top ten through LinkedIn, Amazon, Fedex, Roblox, PayPal and Apple. Omer Dembinsky, Data Research Group Manager at Check Point, pointed out that Cybercriminal Opportunists were and often responded to consumer trends in the imitation of brands.

"In this quarter, for the first time, we have found that the global logistics company DHL leads the ranking of the most favorable brands, presumably to rising the rising number of new and potentially endangered online buyers during the most bustiest time of the year in retail capital Beat, "says Dembinsky.

as particularly endangered, Dembinsky looks mainly older users who probably are not so technical affinity as younger generations and for the first time shopping online. "You may not know what to look for when it comes to things like delivery confirmation e-mails or updates of the shipment tracking. In addition, the increase in Covid cases has led to people left more on the shipping service, and cybercriminals are likely to beat the fact that people prefer to stay home. "

Another trend in phishing attacks are check point according to social media platforms. Compared to the third quarter, LinkedIn from Rank 8 rose 5, now with a share of 8 percent on all phishing attacks. For WhatsApp, it also went from rank 6 to rank 3 with a stated share of 11 percent.

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