ATTENTION! CREDIT CARD DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION TARGETED IN NETFLIX PHISHING CAMPAIGN
Netflix Members: Caution!
If you are a Netflix customer and you receive an email asking you to update your membership information, don’t respond!
It has just been reported by Fire Eye Labs that an active campaign to obtain personal and financial information from Netflix users is being conducted in the U.S.
Netflix users are receiving an email claiming to be from the company asking them to update their Netflix login information. After providing this, a second screen appears which asks users to validate their payment information by providing:
Name on credit card
Card Expiration Date
Card Security Code
Social Security Number
After Netflix customers have provided their information on the fraudulent website, they are re-directed to the actual Netflix homepage.
The phishing email looks surprisingly realistic and uses legitimate servers that were compromised, so security software may not recognize the email as a phishing attempt.
The attack seems to start with an email notification – sent by the attackers – that asks the user to update their Netflix membership details. The phishing link inside the email body directs recipients to a page that attempts to mimic a Netflix login page, as seen in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Fake login page mimicking the Netflix website
Upon submitting their credentials, victims are then directed to webpages requesting additional membership details (Figure 2) and payment information (Figure 3). These websites also attempt to mimic authentic Netflix webpages and appear legitimate. Once the user has entered their information, they are taken to the legitimate Netflix homepage.
Figure 2: Fake webpage asking users to update their personal details
Figure 3: Netflix phishing webpage used to steal credit card information
Netflix said it would never request any personal information though an email. The company offers these security tips for customers to keep their accounts secure.
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Image credit/ Faith Family America
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