Netflix Email Scam Targets Millions Of Subscribers


If you got an email to fix your billing information on Netflix recently, don't take the bait. But instead of directing you to the actual Netflix website, clicking the "Restart Membership" button on the email leads you to a fake website (that again, looks legit thanks to recent press photos and images) and ultimately provides your credit card details straight to the scammer. The email claims that the target's Netflix account was suspended because of problems with billing information.

Netflix customers are being warned about a phishing email that attempts to obtain subscribers' personal information and payment data.

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If you receive an email that appears to be from the Netflix team, be extra vigilant before following the instructions within.

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Aside from the error with the recipient name field, this email looks quite convincing. Scammers can break into Wordpress sites by making use of vulnerabilities in blog plugins and once in, they can make the website look enough like a real Netflix login page to trick their victims - as shown in the screenshot above.

The letter looks a valid email from the streaming company and convinces customers to update their information including personal and credit card information. For more tips on how to do this, Mailguard is full of ideas - and for starters, as they suggest, "Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they're pointing to".

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- Cybersecurity threats take many different forms from simple spyware downloads to sophisticated ransomware attacks.


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