Wednesday, October 21, 08:38
Home youtube Scammers are taking advantage of Amazon Prime Day to deceive shoppers

Scammers are taking advantage of Amazon Prime Day to deceive shoppers

Security experts warn of a major one Phishing campaign aimed at taking advantage of Amazon Prime Day taking place this week. The Amazon Prime Day organized by its giant E-commerce, is said to be a bigger event than Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday.

Therefore, fraudsters try to exploit it to make huge profits. Scammers counterfeit the Amazon brand to deceive unsuspecting people buyers, to disclose their sensitive personal and financial information.

Amazon Prime Day scammers

The fraud prevention company "Bolster" analyzed hundreds of millions of sites using in-depth learning, natural language processing and computer vision technology to detect phishing patterns.

In particular, he pointed out that with the outbreak of his pandemic COVID-19 There has been a sharp rise in phishing attacks falsifying the World Health Organization (WHO) to deceive unsuspecting victims, culminating in the months of August and September.

Amazon Prime Day scammers

According to Bolster, this fact proves that the cybercriminals expect a conjuncture like Amazon Prime Day to take advantage of careless buyers.
Regarding the specific Amazon event, the scams can take various forms: a) a seemingly legitimate Amazon site featuring a new Kindle for $ 79, asking for confirmation of payment information from interested parties; »Which offers free iPhone 11 Pro to anyone who answers a few questions and fills in the payment details.

Amazon Prime Day scammers

Thus, Bolster advises users to never shop through links to spam emails, always check the shopping experience in case it differs from the Amazon rule and check the site for details such as blurry images or missing links if they suspect it is a phishing page.

Neal Dennis, a threat intelligence expert at Cyware, said that the popularity of Amazon Prime Day and the desire of consumers not to miss the offers make it an enticing and lucrative target for fraudsters. Finally, Dennis advises online shoppers to follow some basic steps to detect phishing emails:

  • Check the sender's address.
  • Observe for poor syntax and grammar or for spelling mistakes.
  • Follow common sense when considering what an email asks.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Pohackontas
Pohackontashttps://www.secnews.gr
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

LIVE NEWS

Google removes two ad blockers that collect user data

Google removed two ad blocker extensions from the official Chrome Web Store over the weekend after realizing that they were stealing ...

Two out of five employees are not sure what phishing is

The COVID-19 pandemic posed a significant challenge for businesses around the world, as the dispersed workforce seems to be ...

Hackers disguise themselves as McAfee staff and deceive users

According to Google, hackers backed by the Chinese government were disguised as McAfee employees to trick users into ...

How to find products sold by Amazon itself

Amazon acts as an intermediary in the sale of millions of goods by thousands of sellers around the world. The quality of these products varies ....

How to stop the automatic switching of AirPods between iPhone and iPad

AirPods and AirPods Pro automatically switch between iPhone and iPad. If you turn off the iPad and start a call on your iPhone, ...

The Windows 10 KB4579311 update has an installation problem

Windows 10 users face many problems when installing the latest cumulative update KB4579311 and those who can ...

The big "Twitter hack" was the result of employee fraud

The biggest Twitter hack that has become known to date, was the one that took place last July and resulted in ...

Gang ransomware donates part of ransom to charities

The Darkside ransomware gang has donated 10 thousand dollars from the ransom it has collected from its victims to Children International ...

FinCEN fines $ 60 million companies for bitcoin money laundering

The US Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the first sentence against cryptocurrency services, Helix and ...

US: accuse Russians of global attacks

Six Russian agents have been indicted by the US Department of Justice for attacks related to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, ...