Phishers’ Favorites

Quarterly and Annual Phishing Reports

Phishers’ Favorites: Most Spoofed Brands in Phishing Attacks

Keeping tabs on phishers’ favorite targets

Vade Secure identifies and blocks thousands of phishing emails per day. They impersonate a select group of brands that offer a huge database of potential victims. Each quarter, Vade Secure compiles the most impersonated brands into its Phishers’ Favorites Report. It has become a trusted resource for press, analysts, MSPs, and businesses of all sizes.

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Quarterly Reports

Phishers’ Favorites ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, based on the number of unique phishing URLs detected by Vade secure within the quarter. As we protect 600 million mailboxes in 76 countries, we have a unique view on global email traffic and the phishing campaigns targeting both consumer and corporate email accounts.

Q12020

Phishers’ Favorites: Microsoft reclaims the #1 spot, file phishing spreads, and banks are exploited to harvest email passwords

Our latest Phishers’ Favorites report sees Microsoft back in the top spot thanks to booming business for Microsoft 365.

Q42019

Phishers’ Favorites: PayPal leads, note phishing increases, and smaller banks become bigger targets

PayPal leads the list of the most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, but Microsoft retains its position as the top corporate target.

Q32019

Phishers’ Favorites: After Five Quarters, Microsoft is Unseated by PayPal

Today, we published our Phishers’ Favorites report for Q3 2019. Now in its sixth edition, Phishers’ Favorites ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, based on the number of unique phishing URLs detected [...]

Q22019

Phishers’ Favorites: Microsoft Holds Onto the #1 Spot but Facebook Phishing Surges

Today, we published our Phishers’ Favorites report for Q2 2019. Now in its fifth edition, Phishers’ Favorites ranks the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks, based on the number of unique phishing URLs detected [...]

Q12019

Phishers’ Favorites: It’s Lonely at the Top: Microsoft Remains the #1 Impersonated Brand in Phishing Attacks

Today, we published our Phishers’ Favorites report for Q1 2019. Now in its fourth edition, the list highlights the 25 most impersonated brands in phishing attacks. The ranking is based on the number of unique [...]

Q42018

Phishers’ Favorites: Microsoft Remains #1 Driven by New Multi-Phased Attacks, while Netflix Claims the #2 Spot with a Big Christmas

Today, we published our Phishers’ Favorites list for Q4 2018. Now in its third edition (check out the Q2 2018 and Q3 2018 lists), the list highlights the 25 most commonly impersonated brands in phishing [...]

Q32018

Phishers’ Favorites: Microsoft Retains the #1 Spot as Attacks Grow More Targeted

Today, we’re excited to publish the second edition of Phishers’ Favorites. The quarterly list highlights the 25 most commonly spoofed brands in North America, including their current position and how many spots they moved up/down [...]

Q22018

Microsoft Takes Top Spot in Inaugural Phishers’ Favorites Top 25 List

Today, we’re excited to unveil a new quarterly insights series called Phishers’ Favorites. Inspired by Billboard’s charts of the top songs and albums, the Phishers’ Favorites list highlights the 25 most commonly spoofed brands in [...]

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