Phishing: the big names in technology are also targeted

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Phishing, the internet scam that often persuades us to leave personal and banking information, does not only travel via e-mail and also affects large technology companies. These are some of the figures that emerge from the 2019 Akamai Technologies report on online security. While in Italy Maze is spreading, a virus that disguises itself as the official communication of the Revenue Agency.

Akamai's research points out that phishing 'fishes' victims through mail, social media and mobile devices, is constantly evolving and uses different techniques. One of these is represented by the attacks Bec (Business Email Compromise), which aim to access corporate emails, mainly of employees who handle budgets, payroll, personal information, to defraud the company. According to the FBI, this type of attack has caused losses of more than 12 billion dollars from October 2013 to May 2018 worldwide.According to the Akamai report, Microsoft, PayPal, DHL and Dropbox were the brands most affected by this type of phishing. "It is a long-term problem and we expect the bad guys to continue to hit consumers and companies without distinction until training programs are put in place to increase users' awareness of the risks," he says. Martin McKeay, editorial director of the Akamai report.


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