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Netflix users targeted in fresh scam looking for updated payment details

Bogus phishing email circulating since beginning of this week A scam targeting Netflix users has resurfaced with emails claiming to be from the streaming company asking for updated payment details circulating since the beginning of the week. The scam email uses fake Netflix branding to fool customers and is more plausible than many phishing scams as it replicates messages the company sends out when credit cards or debit cards used to pay the monthly fee have expired. The email attempts to redirect customers to a fake website dressed up to look like Continue Reading

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How to protect yourself from ‘spear phishing’ hacking techniques

As sophisticated as the scheme was by Russian intelligence agents to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, they used a simple hacking technique, among others, to infiltrate the email accounts of Democratic operatives, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment. And that technique—known as “spear phishing—remains a threat not just to campaign officials but to employees and consumers. Spear phishing is a scam in which cyber criminals pose as trusted sources and send phony electronic messages to targeted individuals to trick them into revealing sensitive information. In the case of John Continue Reading

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