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Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report Finds Tech Support Scams are the No. 1 Phishing Threat

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New Threat Insights Identified Across Gaming, Banking, Gift Cards and Religious Institutions

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT|Updated: 1 hour ago

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NortonLifeLock’s global research team, Norton Labs, today published its third quarterly Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report, detailing the top consumer cybersecurity insights and takeaways from July to September 2021. The latest findings show 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 attacks1.

Breakdown of threats identified by Norton Labs team from July 1 through September 30, 2021.

Norton blocked more than 12.3 million tech support URLs, which topped the list of phishing…

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