Netflix Phishing Email

With more and more people looking for at-home entertainment due to the shelter-at-home orders, Netflix has gained over 15 million new subscribers. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of this larger audience. 

Netflix-themed phishing attacks can vary from phony email alerts accusing you of non-payment to offering you free streaming access during the pandemic. Both of these strategies include a link that takes you to a fake Netflix page designed to gather your information and deliver it to the scammers. Similar schemes exist with fake links to Disney+, Spotify, and other popular subscription services. 

In order to protect yourself, never click on a link that you were not expecting, even if it appears to be from a company or service you recognize. When an email asks you to log in to an account or online service, log in to your account through your browser - not by clicking the link in the email. This way, you can ensure you are logging into the real website and not a phony look-alike.