New Netflix email scam targets subscriber credit card numbers

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According to Deadline, more than 100 million subscribers have been targeted by the scam thus far; there's no word as to how those emails were obtained.

Mailguard, a tech privacy company, notes the scam looks particularly authentic because the emails (subject line: "Your suspension notification") sent out are personalized to the recipient.

Using the personal information gathered by the fake site, the cybercriminals could steal a user's identity and gain access to credit card and even bank accounts.

The new phishing scam - which looks like the real deal - falsely tells users that their account will been suspended unless their payment information is updated within 48 hours. If the recipient clicks the link in the email they are taken to a fake Netflix page, that asks them to log in and then enter their personal information, including credit card details.

As a result, the greeting on the email reads "Hi, #name#", a dead giveaway that the email didn't come straight from Netflix.

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"This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is created to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing", MailGuard said.

The fake emails also inform users that their accounts are about to be cancelled.

The "well-designed" and "convincing" email scam was first detected on Friday by Australian cybersecurity company MailGuard and is specifically aimed at the more than 110 million Netflix customers around the world.

The page looks legitimate with a Netflix logo and popular Netflix shows like The Crown and House of Cards, Deadline reports.

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