Netflix users, become the target of yet another cyber-attack, this time as a phishing scam email requesting for the users to update their billing information so as to unlock their accounts.
The email scam says that the user account has been briefly suspended because of a few issues in the “automatic verification process” in this way, to unlock their accounts, the users would need to update their billing information i.e. the details of their payment method and credit/debit cards.
Since the user will have to login to their respective Netflix accounts they will be in danger of having their ‘identity’ stolen and their bank account will be at risk of being cleared.
This kind of scam isn’t new though, particularly for huge brands, such as Netflix.
“Unfortunately, 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,” a Netflix spokesperson said.
The email security service responsible for detecting the Netflix phishing email and releasing an announcement advising users to be alert was MailGuard ,which is known to detect and block the “criminal intent” messages.
Despite the fact that Netflix utilizes various proactive measures to distinguish such fake exercises, a spokesperson from the ‘streaming giant’ told media and the users who need to figure out how to guard their Netflix personal data from scams to visit netflix.com/security or contact customer service directly when situations similar to these arise.
What’s more, in the event that if the user has already entered their details on the phishing page, he prompted them to change passwords for the account being referred to, be it Netflix or some other service.
Furthermore, on the off chance that they’ve entered the payment information, then immediately contact their bank to block their cards and along these lines prevent any exchanges.