Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Netflix subscribers are the target of a 'relatively well-designed' email scam

Image Mailguard Image Mailguard
Kelvin Reese | 07 November, 2017, 01:09

Screenshots revealed that the emails asked Netflix subscribers to validate their billing information or have their memberships suspended.

If you receive an email that appears to be from the Netflix team, be extra vigilant before following the instructions within.

The email tells subscribers that their account will be cancelled if they don't update their account information.

Roughly110 million Netflix subscribers have been targeted with the phishing emails, Deadline reports, asking them to update their account information. Just last month, a similar phishing email scam targeted the business and corporate email accounts by sending an email that seemed to arrive from Netflix.

Washington Wizards Three Takeaways: Wizards Lose in a Shootout with the Cavaliers
That would be an interesting question, but they'd probably have a better shot at winning than this year's Cavs team. Not only that, but they both firmly believed their Wizards were the best in the East .

Bengals fall to 3-5 after 23-7 loss to Jaguars
Cole's catch was a spectacular one-hander and moved the Jaguars to the Bengals 17 on 3rd-and-12 from the Bengals 45. But that's not Green's game, which is why the episode was so surprising, especially for those who cover the team.

Saudis intercept ballistic missile over Riyadh
Rebels continue to hold much of Yemen and the United Nations has warned the country is on the brink of starvation . The Saudi-led coalition has also implemented an air and sea blockade on Yemen.

The subject line of the email reads: "Your suspension notice" and includes a link that takes the subscriber to a fake Netflix page.

Aside from the error with the recipient name field, this email looks quite convincing.

Netflix provided a statement Monday assuring that it takes "the security of our members' accounts seriously". "Unfortunately, these scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information".

The email looks pretty legitimate, complete with Netflix logo and avoids numerous usual giveaways such as poor spelling and grammatical errors. Scammers can break into Wordpress sites by making use of vulnerabilities in blog plugins and once in, they can make the website look enough like a real Netflix login page to trick their victims - as shown in the screenshot above.

Recommended

  • No cooperation between Russian Federation  and U.S.  on North Korea

    No cooperation between Russian Federation and U.S. on North Korea

    He said that the two leaders were able to talk frankly in a relaxed atmosphere while out on the course. Mr Peskov said: "There is no cooperation so far.
    Several People Killed After Gunman Opens Fire At Texas Church

    Several People Killed After Gunman Opens Fire At Texas Church

    Abbott's communications director tweeted that the governor is headed to Sutherland Springs for a briefing and media availability. At least six people were transported to a hospital in San Antonio. " More details from DPS soon", Abbott tweeted.
    Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

    Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

    Ultimately, not even Mother Nature could save the Nittany Lions from the tail end of a three-game East Division maelstrom. When it restarted, Michigan State faced third-and-4 from Penn State 37-yard line with 7:58 to play in the first half.
  • IPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test

    IPhone X Is the 'Most Breakable Ever' According to Test

    That coincides with Apple's own forecast that its its holiday 2017 quarter will be one of its best ever thanks to iPhone X sales . And where Apple charges a fee of between $319 and $399 for any other damage to the iPhone 7 and 8 range, the X costs $549.
    Saudi helicopter crash reportedly kills high-ranking prince

    Saudi helicopter crash reportedly kills high-ranking prince

    Earlier, Kingdom Holding reported it swung to a third quarter profit after restating the same year ago period to a loss. Prince Alwaleed's arrest is sure to send shockwaves both through the kingdom and the world's major financial centres.
    Netflix Officially Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey On 'House Of Cards'

    Netflix Officially Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey On 'House Of Cards'

    Here, a look back at everything we know so far about Spacey's growing scandal and the aftermath of his poorly received apology. In an interview with BuzzFeed , actor Anthony Rapp said he attended a party at Spacey's NY apartment in 1986, when he was 14.
  • Stats: Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to 7000 T20 runs

    Stats: Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to 7000 T20 runs

    To go with that, Kohli boasts of the highest average (54.06) among all the players who have scored more than 1,000 runs in T20Is. Munro, who hit 7 fours and 7 sixes, and Tom Bruce, who scored 18, signed off with a 56-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket.
    Police arrest neighbor after Rand Paul is assaulted at Kentucky home

    Police arrest neighbor after Rand Paul is assaulted at Kentucky home

    The Kentucky State Police reacted to Rand's habitation at 3:21 p.m., as indicated by an official statement from the organization. Paul , a second-term senator, suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at his Warren County, Ky., home Friday afternoon.
    Marseille suspend Evra after pre-match sending off

    Marseille suspend Evra after pre-match sending off

    Marseille's players were warming up before their Europa League match with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal when Evra was targeted by supporters with unkind chants.
  • An American woman just made history at the annual NYC Marathon

    An American woman just made history at the annual NYC Marathon

    Kenyan Mary Keitany , who had won in NY in each of the past three years and set a world record in April, finished second. Emmanuel Mutai from Kenya settled second in 2:03:13 followed by Ethiopian Abera Kuma in 2:05:56 and Kamworor 2:06:39.
    StarCraft II: Free to Play Overview

    StarCraft II: Free to Play Overview

    Fans will also be happy to hear that players will be able to access the ladder of all three games in the series. The team consists of Mira Han and Matt Horner , and should provide a good balance of power and precision.
    Battle for Azeroth Is the Next Expansion

    Battle for Azeroth Is the Next Expansion

    The Alliance will begin in the pirate-infested Kul Tiras, while the Horde will tackle the trolls on the continent of Zandalar. Those who choose to play with PvP on will also get bonuses like extra experience, to reward their added risk.

Iranian Nation Has Set a Record in Humiliating US: Shamkhani Iranian Nation Has Set a Record in Humiliating US: Shamkhani Still, the Europeans share United States concern over Iran's ballistic missile program and "destabilizing" regional behavior. The U.S. cut its diplomatic relations with Iran after the embassy takeover and has had no diplomatic relations since.

Panthers run for 201 yards in 20-17 win over Falcons Panthers run for 201 yards in 20-17 win over Falcons Adams left the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury, however, and wasn't involved in the Panthers' final stop. The win keeps the Panthers (6-3) a half-game behind the Saints in the NFC South after New Orleans beat Tampa Bay 30-10.

With NZ offer rejected, Manus refugees doubt USA resettlement prospects With NZ offer rejected, Manus refugees doubt USA  resettlement prospects Australia has an obligation to do so under worldwide human rights law and the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, he said. The Australian government has not responded to Colville's comments.

Trump campaign adviser Page met Russian officials in 2016 Moscow trip Trump campaign adviser Page met Russian officials in 2016 Moscow trip It is rare to see cases for perjury to Congress generally because the exchanges are often imprecise or rather fluid in nature. A source at the Department of Justice confirmed to HuffPost that Sessions spoke out against the idea.

George HW Bush calls Trump 'a blowhard' in new book George HW Bush calls Trump 'a blowhard' in new book "I'm anxious that I will be the last Republican president", the younger Bush told Updegrove at one point during the campaign. But in the new book , George Bush Sr confirmed that he voted for the rival party's candidate in Hillary Clinton .

HTC Unveils U11 Plus Flagship And U11 Life Mid-Range Handset HTC Unveils U11 Plus Flagship And U11 Life Mid-Range Handset The HTC U11 Plus also comes with a 3,930mAh non-removable battery , which supports Quick Charge 3.0 tech. Whether or not it can compete with great value phones like the £379 Honor 9 is another question, though.

Bilic highlights Liverpool's main weakness which West Ham could exploit Bilic highlights Liverpool's main weakness which West Ham could exploit Christopher Schindler was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, but Rajiv van La Parra's first-half strike was enough. Earlier, Leicester stayed unbeaten under manager Claude Puel while twice wasting the lead in a 2-2 draw with Stoke.

Mobile, Sprint Abandon Mega-Merger Talks Mobile, Sprint Abandon Mega-Merger Talks Consumers are paying less for cellphone service, thanks to T-Mobile's influence on the industry and the resultant price wars. Son met with Trump the month before he took office to talk up an investment in US businesses.

No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC The matter was referred to the constitution bench by the bench of Justice Sikri and Justice R.K.Agrawal on February 15. Justice Bhushan too asked Subramanium to be specific and cite instances of Lt.

Western Alberta unemployment rate unchanged in October Western Alberta unemployment rate unchanged in October That was the largest gain since July previous year , but was below economists' expectations for an increase of 310,000 jobs. The consensus call among traders was for a 15,000-job advance, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada.

Fix date for Aadhaar linking, SC tells banks, telecos Fix date for Aadhaar linking, SC tells banks, telecos In addition, the Centre has now extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had earlier announced that the linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts is mandatory.

Broadcom may acquire Qualcomm amid existential legal battle with Apple Broadcom may acquire Qualcomm amid existential legal battle with Apple Qualcomm shares opened at $54.76 but shot up more than 12% on the news, valuing the company at roughly $91 billion. Qualcomm , a major supplier of chips for wireless handsets, was up 14 percent.

Iraq forces defeat IS jihadists in town of Al-Qaim Iraq forces defeat IS jihadists in town of Al-Qaim The commander added that Iraqi forces have also established control over the nearby Al-Qaim border crossing. The US-led coalition congratulated the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in a statement.

NYPD Building Case Against Harvey Weinstein NYPD Building Case Against Harvey Weinstein But fellow diners recognized him and kept an eye on the producer in his glass room as he ate, according to TMZ . Weinstein had been ostracised by Hollywood but strongly denies any non-consensual sexual activity took place.

One dead, two injured after gunman opens fire at Chicago Starbucks One dead, two injured after gunman opens fire at Chicago Starbucks By the time we got in there, they had already, like, told everyone to get cover", said Maureen Swaiko, another witness. The 24-year-old was shot in the abdomen. "He walked right in the store and just shot three people", Stroud said.