Checkpoint security has released an interesting & comprehensive research study of Phishing Attempts attempted during the 3rd quarter.

In Q3, Microsoft was the most frequently targeted brand by cybercriminals. 19% of all brand phishing attempts related to the technology giant, as threat actors sought to capitalize on large numbers of employees still working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The most likely industry to be targeted by brand phishing was technology, followed by banking and then social network.

Top phishing brands in Q3 2020 — The top brands are ranked by their overall appearance in brand phishing attempts:

      1. Microsoft (related to 19% of all brand phishing attempts globally)
      2. DHL (9%)
      3. Google (9%)
      4. PayPal (6%)
      5. Netflix (6%)
      6. Facebook (5%)
      7. Apple (5%)
      8. Whatsapp (5%)
      9. Amazon (4%)
      10. Instagram (4%)