Scam Of The Week: Massive Netflix Phishing Campaign



Netflix phishing scamThere is a massive scam campaign going on, this time a very well executed Netflix phishing attack. 

The scam targets subscribers telling them that their account is about to be canceled. The well-designed, individualized fake email convinces customers to update their account information to avoid suspension. This results in stolen personal and credit card information.

The email has the subject line “Your suspension notification” and includes a link where the subscriber is taken to a fake Netflix page which requires their log-in information as well as credit card number.

The scam was detected Sunday and it targeted nearly 110 million Netflix subscribers. As mentioned, the fake site includes Netflix’s logo as well as popular Netflix shows like “The Crown” and “House of Cards” to make it seem legitimate. 

I suggest you send employees, friends and family an email about this Scam Of The Week, feel free to copy/paste/edit:

"Heads-up! Bad guys are emailing you that your Netflix account has been suspended, and it looks just like the real thing. They are trying to get your login information and your credit card data.

 

Don't fall for this type of scam. If you want to change the settings of subscription services like this, never click on links in any email and just type the name of the site in your browser or use a bookmark that you set. 

 

Whatever email about Netflix you see in the coming weeks... THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK.

For KnowBe4 customers, we have a new phishing template in Current Events titled: "Netflix: Your suspension notification (Link)". Send this to your employees to inoculate them against phishing scams like this.  


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Warm regards, and let's stay safe out there.

Stu Sjouwerman

Founder and CEO, KnowBe4

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