Tech support scams continue to remain one of the top phishing threats: Report

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Tech support scams continue to remain one of the top phishing threats, according to a report by cybersecurity firm NortonLifeLock’s.

The firm’s global research team, Norton Labs, recently published its third quarterly Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report, detailing the top consumer cybersecurity insights and takeaways from July to September 2021.

According to the report, “tech support scams, which often arrive as a pop-up alert convincingly disguised using the names and branding of major tech companies, have become the top phishing threat to consumers”

“Tech support scams are expected to proliferate in the upcoming holiday season, as well as shopping and charity-related phishing attacks,” the report further added.

Norton blocked over 12.3 million tech support URLs, which topped the list of phishing threats for 13 consecutive weeks between July and September.

“The effectiveness of this type of scam has escalated during the pandemic due to…

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