iPhone owners are much more likely to be targeted by phishing scams

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  • Web phishing attacks are on the rise, and thanks to brand loyalty and especially iPhone fans, attempts to scam Apple consumers are among the most common brand-related phishing attempts.
  • That’s according to a new report from Check Point Research, which finds that Apple was the brand most often the subject of web phishing attempts during the first quarter of this year.
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Just because the coronavirus pandemic exploded around the world during the first quarter, that doesn’t mean everything else stopped in its tracks, though you’d certainly be forgiven for thinking that based on the unrelenting amount of news coverage dedicated to the virus. There are still major developments happening related to the 2020 contest for the White House, for example, like President Obama endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination Tuesday — and online scammers are still on the prowl looking for victims, as a new report about phishing activity during the quarter reveals.

Check Point Research’s Brand Phishing Report for the quarter finds that Apple was the brand that phishing scammers most often pretended to represent to try and fool consumers, up from seventh place back in the fourth quarter. According to the firm, “this was due in part to the anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch, with criminals exploiting the online buzz to launch several credential theft attempts.”

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