During the lockdown, A large of Netflix phishing scams are floating all over the internet than ever before, thanks to dramatically increase.

According to the data which is gathered by the security firm Webroot, the number of Netflix phishing attacks in July was 60% which was greater than the last year.

And, the analytics of these three to four months period data (March-July 2020), Compared to the same period in 2019, the number of phishing URLs targeting Netflix users increased by 646%.

Since the lockdown began, rival entertainment services have been leveraged to deceive victims. YouTube phishing has been seen a 3,064% increase since February, as well as the amount of  HBO- and Twitch-related attacks also skyrocketed.

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Whereas Netflix phishing somewhere has been increased in comparison to the video streaming platform, Phishing scams have developed greatly in the latest years. Criminals have been focusing more attention to grammar and syntax, which traditionally can spoof a phishing email while copying landing pages is fast-paced.

Kelvin Murray, Senior Threat Researcher at Webroot briefing explained that “The phishing emails we have to see nowadays are hyper-focused on improved spelling, improved grammar, and they are becoming more psychologically focused,”

Let’s see the Example, “A recent strategy involving Netflix may claim that a user’s account has been hacked and they need to update their account information or payment details which are saved in Netflix.

The problem is also that many employees stay at home, while the number of corporate equipment used for personal tasks and the number of unmanaged devices used for personal activities also increase.

Murray said in a statement, “If the customer is using a device or somewhere connected to a work network, This adds an extra layer of threat and can have even more serious consequences such as ransomware infection on company networks”.

To safe and be protected from the phishing attack, users should scrutinize emails for abnormalities that could identify a scam and re-check a landing page URLs where you land after click URLs with known addresses (e.g. www.netflix.com) before entering the payment information and personal information.

Businesses, for their part, must provide appropriate security awareness training to employees and return it with strict email filters and leading antivirus services.


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