Thursday, April 17, 2014

BEWARE:Scammers Are Targeting Netflix Users Again, Preying On The Most Trusting Among Us

A few weeks ago, we warned you about a particularly clever phishing scam targeting Netflix users by encouraging them to contact scammers posing as customer service representatives. And now it seems copycat scammers are at it again.

A similar phishing scam, uncovered by Malwarebytes Unpacked -- the same blog that surfaced the previous scam -- is making the rounds, this time targeting not just Netlfix subscribers, but also customers of a number of recognizable brands, including AT&T, Comcast and even Aol (the parent company of The Huffington Post). The scammers are drawing users to fake websites via sponsored ads purchased through major ad networks. These phony ads have been spotted at the top of search result pages on popular search engines including Bing and Google.

Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura said he has also seen bait-and-switch ads on sites displaying sponsored Google or Bing ads -- both of which are common in all corners of the web.

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