A new report shows DHL phishing email is increasing as scammers target the shipping company the most due to their global reach.
Check Point Research has issued its third quarter brand phishing report, highlighting the top 10 most popular brand names used by cybercriminals to trick people into handing over personal details.
The company provides security solutions and has released its Cybercrime Threats Report for Q3 2022. The report highlights the top 10 cyber crimeware threats that hackers most frequently used to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials between July and September.
While LinkedIn was the top target for phishers in Q1 and Q2, its DHL took the lead in Q3, representing 22 percent of all phishing worldwide. Microsoft came in second, followed by LinkedIn, which fell out of the top three altogether.
Finally, Instagram made its debut in the top 10, having been listed earlier this year after an incident involving fake blue badges.
Brand phishers will likely increase their efforts during the busy holiday season, especially around significant sales days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and New Year’s closeouts.
Phishing is the most common kind of social engineering, which describes efforts to trick people into divulging confidential data or performing actions they wouldn’t otherwise do. It is an increasingly popular method of attack, especially among hackers who seek financial gain.
In Q3, we saw an alarming drop in phishing attacks targeting LinkedIn, which means cybercriminals are switching tactics to get what they want. However, it’s still the third most frequently spoofed business, so both PhishingBase and Check Point Research advise all users to be vigilant about any messages claiming to come from LinkedIn.
Don’t believe any links that ask for your password or bank account details – only go to the official DHL webpage if you’re expecting a delivery.
DHL (related to 22% of all phishing globally. The Check Point Research report saw a malicious phishing campaign targeting DHL customers that used their brand name and logo to trick recipients into clicking on a malicious link.
Example DHL Phishing Email To Lookout For:
Fraudulent login pages like “https://mail-supp[.]herokuapp.com/” are being used. As always, we urge users to be careful when giving out their details and credentials to online services and to think twice about opening any emails claiming to be from reputable organizations such as DHL, MSN, or LinkedIn, as these are the most likely to contain phishing scams.