A New Phishing Email was Caught Copying Comcast.net
A report from Comcast.net dated September 20, 2012 says that new type of phishing email campaign are supposing from Comcast.net was having making rounds on the internet.
Across the United State, Comcast is the biggest cable operator, home internet service provider and telephone service provider.
The phishing email is titled as "Services cancellation notice" which expands saying: "there was a problem with your most recent payment. You are required to authenticate your payment information to keep away from service suspension. Please inform your payment process. Click the link below to visit Comcast Bill & payment. NOTE! If your account information is not efficient within 48 hour then your capability to utilize any services given by Comcast, such as ADSL, cable, broadband, voice, wireless, dialup and email might be blocked.
Also there was a reported email bearing the subject as" Billing Alert" which says that "Dear COMCAST Member, when we tries to bill you on 09/20/2012 for the last service fees, The credit card we have on file for your COMCAST internet service was refused . So to avoid suspension, your service, and kindly visit our account Information pages located at (link).
Firstly, be conscious that Comcast will by no means ask you for any sensitive information on the phone or through an e-mail. Comcast will by no means ask for billing or payment information via email. Secondly, be sure of the fact that you are using secure sever while giving credit card details, for this , check the beginning of the web addresses in the browser address bar- it should be https:// despite of http://.these are some security tips given by Comcast to decrease the attack of the aforementioned types.
Copy the email with the headers and attach it into an original email, and send it through a new email to abuse.comcast.net if you suspect that you have received a phishing email.
In the third week of September 2012, phishing email titled "YOUR O2 EMAIL ACCOUNT IS UNSECURED "SUPPOSING to be from O2, which is UK's leading provider of mobile phones and broadband was also caught so Comcast is not the only telecom operator that is being targeted by cybercriminals.
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