DHL, FedEx and USPS among top brands impersonated in phishing scams
- Shipping and logistics is the fourth most-likely industry to be used in phishing scams, with perpetrators impersonating brands such as DHL, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, according to the internet and cybersecurity Cloudflare.
- Phishing involves a bad actor attempting to steal sensitive information by impersonating a reputable source. In the company’s list of the top 50 brands across industries that scammers try to impersonate, DHL ranked fourth, FedEx ranked 40th and the Postal Service ranked 42nd.
- Cloudflare’s rankings are based on the most commonly clicked domains associated with phishing URLs. Domains used for shared services, such as hosting sites Google and Amazon, that could not be verified as a phishing attempt were not included.