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Netflix Users are Getting Targeted by Phishing Attacks


People are getting used to the phishing emails from Western Union and Nigerian princes by now, but the financial institutions are not the only ones that are getting impersonated by the scammers. The average person uses common password for many sites and does not give too much priority to security, so the login credentials of the Netflix users can also be rewarding for the hackers.


An alert from the UK police details how a new phishing scam tries to steal the Netflix users account login details, for getting both - the potentially valuable credentials as well as free binge-watching. The billing details are at risk too, since the users are not concerned to provide their credit card details to a service-owned website that they think is safe.


Almost all the phishing scams are easy to locate with poor grammar and obvious spelling errors. Besides, there will be a button that will ask the users to update accounts. Till now, the active subscriptions of Netflix have reached 130 Million which made them a popular target.


In the month of June, when training organization SANS has warned that there is increase in Netflix users number being targeted by the phishing emails that are using the TLS-certified sites, many Australians have also found themselves getting targeted, as posted on September 23, 2018, by latesthackingnews.com.


Another problem is same credentials, which include passwords, were used across multiple accounts and sites, including Netflix, by many people. So, if scammers got successful in having the email and password of Netflix users, then they will attempt to reuse the same login details on other accounts, including online banking logins and email, as well.


The warning of Action Fraud said: "we've seen a rise in reports about fake TV licencing emails claiming to offer refunds".


So, the best way to avoid your details being stolen is not to click on any link in first place, just like that. The phishing websites are difficult to be distinguished, therefore the best way is to go to the browser and then navigate for Netflix, in place of going through any email link.

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