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IDG Contributor Network: Phishers hit large Internet firms more than banks, among study...

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    Google, Apple and Facebook were targeted by double the number of phishing sites as financial institutions, like banks and PayPal were in 2015, Webroot says in its latest annual briefing published in February.

    The reason for the dot-com thrust is so that the hackers can accumulate larger numbers of user IDs and passwords—many people on those sites use the same credentials across the Internet, Webroot explains. Attacking the Facebooks et al, garners “multiple compromised accounts with each phishing victim,” the security outfit says.

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