OnlinehändlerNews: Google, Amazon, PayPal: phishing attacks with hijacked brands are on the rise
Just earlier this week, Kantar published its annual report on the 100 most valuable global brands . The usual suspects - Amazon, Apple or Google - not only top this ranking. It's not just the world's most valuable brands, but also the ones that are most commonly misused for cybercrime. Phishing email attacks under the names of well-known brands - known in professional circles as brand impersonation - are becoming a growing problem. According to the “State of Brand Protection Report” by Mimecast , the brands in the top 100 list were affected by an average of 715,600 phishing email attacks per month in the past year.