It seems that for 2020 the internet scammers preferred to pretend to be Microsoft and Zoom to look for victims through regular phishing.
Έχετε δει πιθανότατα αυτά τα μηνύματα ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου όπου ένας απατεώνας προσποιείται ότι είναι μία συγκεκριμένη εταιρεία, αλλά έχετε αναρωτηθεί ποτέ ποιες εταιρείες έχουν την μεγαλύτερη ζήτηση στις πλαστοπροσωπίες; Όπως αποδεικνύεται, το 2020 ήταν η χρονιά της απάτης που σχετίζεται με τη Microsoft και το Zoom, αφού η πανδημία του COVID-19 άλλαξαν τον τρόπο με τον οποίο χρησιμοποιήσαμε το διαnetwork.
Because scammers loved Microsoft and Zoom in 2020.
The AtlasVPN reported about how the scammers worked in 2020 and which companies they chose as a pretext. 69,77 percent of fraudsters accounted for Microsoft, while Zoom came in second with 9,3%.
But why did Microsoft and Zoom take the top positions? If you think about the big events that happened in 2020, the biggest one was by far the global spread of COVID-19 and the push of people to work from home.
It seems that the two biggest players in the remote meetings scene for 2020 were Microsoft Teams and Zoom. That's why both companies were preferred by fraudsters.
So in the midst of the panic of users trying to get online, scammers started sending emails that mimicked Microsoft and Zoom. Since there are many users who are still not well versed in technology, they were likely to fall victim to a fake email.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft and Zoom will decline in popularity among scammers, as the COVID-19 pandemic will logically begin to decline in 2021. Microsoft can maintain its position at the top, as Scammers enjoy using the company name for other businesses as well, such as tech support scams.
How long Zoom will report will depend on whether users stay with Zoom or switch to another teleconferencing service. And logically the scammers will move too following the usage statistics.