Criminal hackers are pushing boat out with the latest phishing scam targeting unsuspecting German victims.
The email scam sends recipients what appears to be a tax invoice from Amazon, instructing the recipient to enter their Amazon Seller account login details to access it.
Image of translated phishing email via Bleeping computer
Once the recipient added their credentials, the cyber criminal gained complete access to the victim’s account, enabling them to use it as if their own.
How to spot the scam
Although this particular scam was difficult to spot, requiring the user to be vigilant, there are subtle differences between a legitimate email from Amazon and a fake. The design may look real, but hovering over the URL would tell you that you are being led to an illegitimate website.
Prevent phishing attacks in your organisation
Organisations that want to make their employees more vigilant￼ should consider Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course.￼
This online training course is the perfect introduction to phishing, providing a crash course in email-based threats. In just a few minutes, you and your staff will understand what phishing is, how it works and what to look out for.
- How to spot a phishing attack
- 5 ways to spot phishing scams
- The 5 most common types of phishing attack