Streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime are already one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world. But it usually happens that everything that attracts the masses also attracts the attention of other people's friends. Cyber attacks on these types of sites are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated. Especially phishing ones.
Many users have reported receiving emails and messages that appear to come from Netflix alerting the user about the expiration of the subscription and offering a free 90-day extension.
When something seems too good to be true, it's usually a trap. The message requests credit card information under the pretext of not making any charges, but upon closer inspection, signs of fraud are found, such as spelling errors, unofficial senders, and links that do not lead to the legitimate Netflix page.
Another detected case involves Disney, where users receive emails threatening to block their accounts due to payment problems. The message prompts the user to access their personal area and update payment information. Although the appearance of the email resembles the Disney platform, the sender address and the fraudulent link clearly indicate a phishing attempt to obtain banking and personal information.
The Internet Security Office (OSI) has issued a warning about these cases of mass phishing, highlighting the importance of not falling into these traps.
To avoid becoming a victim of phishing, users are advised to remain alert and follow some key tips that are easy to carry out:
In conclusion, vigilance and awareness are essential in a digital environment that is increasingly prone to threats.
Stay alert and protect your personal information when faced with unexpected or suspicious messages, ensuring you do not fall into the nets of cybercriminals during your streaming sessions.