Online criminals most often spoof these trusted brands in their phishing attacks KOMO / Ticor Consumer Tip

We tend to trust certain consumer brands, so if we get an email that appears to be from one of them, such as Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix or Apple, we may be willing to click a link to get a coupon or special deal.

Caution: That link could be malicious. And if it is, you could give a cyber thief important personal information.

Top Targeted Brands

Here are the top brands that are spoofed in phishing attacks, according to IBM: Google (39% of the time), YouTube (17% of the time), Apple (15% of the time) and Amazon (12% of the time).

Rather than click on a link, use a retailer’s app or go to the store’s website to get special promotions.


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