Phishing scam targets millions of Netflix subscribers

Source Rodeo Realty

Source Rodeo Realty

Netflix subscribers are being targeted by an email scam, which warns their accounts are about to be suspended.

The gist of the scam: The email informs the subscriber their account has been suspended because there's been trouble with the billing on their account.

There's no word yet on how many people have fallen for this scam. When they click on the link, they were directed to an authentic-looking fake Netflix scam site that was built on a compromised WordPress blog.

Recipients are then asked to log in and enter information including credit card numbers, according to USA Today.

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With the detailed data the fake website form asks for: address; credit card details; driver's license; mother's maiden name; etc, the scammers could potentially execute an identity theft and gain access to the victim's bank accounts as well as their credit cards.

The "well-designed" and "convincing" email scam was first detected on Friday by Australian cybersecurity company MailGuard and is specifically aimed at the more than 110 million Netflix customers around the world.

The fake websites involved use the Netflix logo and images from shows like "The Crown" and "House of Cards" to make them seem more legitimate, Deadline said.

If you click that link, you're taken to what appears to be the Netflix login page, but it has a different URL. Your business can be exposed to a wide variety of different vectors: through peripherals; USB devices; networks; attachments; etc. Security best practice recommends a layered defence strategy to protect users against web threats and malware.

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