New Netflix Payment Phishing Emails Appear Legitimate

Do you have a Netflix account? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Since the start of the pandemic, the company has experienced unprecedented growth, and is now the video streaming service of choice for tens of millions. If you’re one of those, be aware that an as yet unknown group of hackers has developed an exceptionally convincing looking phishing scam designed to harvest Netflix payment information.

The attack begins just like many do, with the receipt of an email explaining that your monthly Netflix payment failed. The email “helpfully” provides a link to what appears to be Netflix, complete with information boxes that allow you to re-enter your payment information.

The hackers took pains to make sure that their bogus email address bore a strong resemblance to the actual Netflix customer support email address. They also made sure the screen provided for you to enter your credit card information is a convincing replica of the real thing.

If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice that the domain is markedly different, and that’s how you know you’re being taken in. Unfortunately, when many people are concerned that there’s a legitimate problem with their account, they won’t pay sufficient attention. That’s precisely what the hackers are counting on.

In any event, the new campaign has been wildly successful thus far, and even when their current domains are shut down, you can bet that the hackers will simply set up new ones and keep their malicious game going. There’s easy money in it, and they’re unlikely to stop as long as they’re finding success.

The only real way to counter this kind of thing is to be very careful and watchful. Pay attention to the URLs you’re being directed and re-directed to. Better yet, if you get an email like this, instead of clicking links embedded in the email, simply open a new browser window and type in the URL yourself. If you’re having a problem with your account, that fact will become readily apparent as soon as you log in.

Get In Touch

Share On Social Media

Other Recent Blog Articles

Las Vegas Under Attack… Still

September 21, 2023

Casino titan Caesars Entertainment is the latest Las Vegas institution hit by a cyberattack, joining rival MGM Resorts International. One critical difference though: Caesar’s said that its gambling operations were…

Read More

MGM properties shuts down after MASSIVE CYBERATTACK

September 13, 2023

MGM Resorts, operator of hotels like the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has announced that it is experiencing a cyberattack that drastically impedes its business. Major systems are impacted at…

Read More

Recent Cyber Incidents reported in the past week!

September 7, 2023

It has been a tumultuous week marked by a series of concerning cyberattacks. Firstly, the financial advisory firm Kroll, a financial advisory firm, has recently experienced a data breach. The…

Read More