January 22, 2022  — 
Eric Swotinsky

DHL becomes most imitated brand in phishing attacks

DHL has dethroned Microsoft as the most imitated brand for phishing attacks in the final quarter of 2021.

Across the globe, a whopping 23% of all phishing attacks maliciously use the DHL brand. DHL is a prime target for impersonation, responsible for delivering over 1.6 billion parcels a year. With online shopping being so dominant, phishers are using DHL lures that claim recipients' packages are stuck in customs, or delivering purported tracking numbers hidden in malware-laced documents and malicious links.

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