Amazon phishing attack claims your account is about to expire

Have you received an email telling you that your Amazon.com account is about to expire? Does the message urge you to confirm that you need to confirm “wether” (sic) you wish to continue to use the account or risk deactivation?

Well, hold up a minute. Because if you respond to the notification in haste, you could be repenting at leisure.Cybercriminals have widely spammed out an attack via email, posing as Amazon, in an attempt to trick users into handing over their credentials.

 

Amazon phishing email

Subject: You have (1) Message from Amazon

Attached file: NO003950033.html

Message body:

Dear customer,

Your online account is about to expire and will be deactivated.

Please confirm wether you want to continue using Amazon or not.

If the answer is yes, download and complete the attached form.

If the answer is no, please ignore this e-mail.

Best wishes,

Amazon Team

Note – Do not reply to this e-mail.

 


If you made the mistake of opening the attachment, you would be faced with a web form which asks you for your credit card details, date of birth and so forth before uploading them to a remote web server.

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