You’re no stranger to the endless threats lurking in your email inbox. But have you ever considered that an email which seems to be from Microsoft could end up being your worst nightmare? Microsoft, the tech giant we all know and trust, has become the most imitated brand when it comes to phishing attacks. That’s where cyber criminals send you an email which contains a malicious link or file. They’re trying to steal your data. And whilst Microsoft isn’t to blame for this, you and your employees need to be on high alert for anything that seems suspicious. During the second quarter of 2023, Microsoft soared to the top spot of brands imitated by criminals, accounting for a whopping 29% of brand phishing attempts. This places it well ahead of Google in second place (at 19.5%) and Apple in third place (at 5.2%). Together, these three tech titans account for more than half of the observed brand imitator attacks.