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Cybersecurity firm Eset revealed that they have also detected other phishing campaigns, which are apocryphal pages posing as corporate ones, as an alleged benefit of free Netflix due to the emergency by Covid-19.
They give you a supposed benefit about Netflix service. Photo: Pixabay
Luis Lubeck, specialist in computer security at the Eset Latin America Laboratory, explained that cybercriminals seek to take advantage of the need of people to acquire basic necessities without leaving home, as well as their desire to entertain themselves with platforms such as Netflix.
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The specialist explained that apocryphal leagues send the user a questionnaire in which they ask questions such as “Has anyone in your family had any symptoms?”, Or “How do you want to receive your food aid? Food? Medicines?”
Also, once the alleged questionnaire is completed, they ask them to press a button that will make the supposed benefit to other contacts.
Then it redirects them to a page where it explains how to make the benefit effective, however, there is no such and instead it compromises information such as passwords, bank accounts, contacts, among others.
In the case of the supposed free Netflix account, it operates similarly with a league that includes the name of the platform, which is not real.
“In this case, although they did not use a link shortener, it can be seen that the name of the streaming platform is used in the URL shown in the message, but it is not an official domain.
“Also, some details in the false domain name show that this deception is also circulating in English,” Lubeck said.
The recommendations for users is that they do not believe about promotions or benefits that circulate on social networks or WhatsApp, because it is usually cheating.
He also recommended that people inform themselves on the official social networks of companies and avoid clicking on links as well as sharing them.