Criminals have started using the GDPR to trick users into clicking on malicious links and providing personal data.
Criminals have started to take advantage of the GDPR by sending malicious emails acting as legitimate companies in a new form of phishing campaign. The fake emails request recipients to accept new privacy policies and update their personal information in order for them to continue to use the companies services.
Phishing campaigns are becoming more and more difficult to spot every day, with criminals consistently finding new ways to trick users into clicking on malicious links and providing personal data. With the GDPR soon approaching, users should be extra vigilant when handling these types of emails, companies like Airbnb would not ask a user to provide login credentials when providing these types of emails. Make sure to take extra care when handling them, and look out for the key giveaways to a phishing email;
- Does the senders email look familiar or genuine?
- Are there any spelling mistakes or use of bad grammar?
- Have they provided proof of knowing you? (Mentioned your name or provided account number etc.)
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Posted 10th May 2018