Hackers impersonate Microsoft most

Cybercriminals change tactics throughout the week when waging phishing attacks, as social media services like Facebook are targeted more during the weekend, according to the Q1 2019 Phishers’ Favorites report published Thursday by Vade Secure.

Social engineering attacks—typically in the form of phishing—continue to be a popular mode of attack for cybercriminals, while an increase in social media for personal brand building, including the rise of Instagram “influencers,” resulted in an increased targeting of social media services. After three quarters of decline, Facebook-targeted phishing campaigns increased 155.5% in Q1, making it the fourth most-impersonated brand, jumping three places from the previous report.  Read more