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Hackers Launch Identity Theft Attack on Netflix Subscribers

07 November 2017, 01:07 | Vickie Mathis

Source Rodeo Realty

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The subscribers are told their billing information can not be validated and face membership suspension if a response isn't received within 48 hours.

Deadline reported the scam targeted "millions" of subscribers.

Aside from the error with the recipient name field, this email looks quite convincing. "Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information".

Flagged late last week by Mailguard, the new email scam comes in a phishing email that's been meticulously created to look like it came straight from Netflix itself, using the company logo and everything.


Technology experts, Mailguard, have said that more than 110 million users could be targeted by the email with the subject line "Your suspension notification".

The scam is pretty sophisticated, with the Netflix logo emblazoned across the top of the email.

There's going to be a lot more scams like this with Netflix growing stronger - sure the streaming service provider might have had a lot in debt but the company's stock hit an all-time high earlier this year and it's likely that scammers are going to see this as another way to get an easy buck.

The e-mails include a link to a fake Netflix page asking users to enter log-in details and eventually their personal and billing information. All you have to do is sign back in, update your credit card information, and restart your account. To avoid falling victim to one of these scams, the company advises people to "hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they're pointing to".



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