The corporate social network LinkedIn is currently the brand most likely to be used as a “bait” for phishing scams, namely fake pages aimed at stealing user data.

The information comes from security company Check Point Research, which has released a report on the subject with data for the first quarter of 2022.

Despite the different applications and uses by mobs that are often unconnected, the goal is always the same: receive personal information or payment credentials from users. In this scam, users often receive an email with a link that redirects them to a fake login screen.

Network on the rise among scammers

This is the first time LinkedIn is at the top of the rankings, with 52% of phishing attempts analyzed in the first three months of the year. This is a 44% increase over the previous quarter. The former leader is the parcel delivery and shipping company DHL.

Another method found was by downloading fake transport documents, which are actually malware capable of infecting corporate computers.


Check out the Check Point Security list of the ten most used brands for phishing below:

  1. LinkedIn (52%)
  2. DHL (14%)
  3. Google (7%)
  4. Microsoft (6%)
  5. FedEx (6%)
  6. WhatsApp (4%)
  7. Amazon (2%)
  8. Maersk (%1)
  9. AliExpress (0.8%)
  10. Apple (0.8%)

Source: Tec Mundo

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