Cybercriminals who launch fraudulent SMS and email campaigns often take advantage of current affairs to capture the attention of their victims. This is what is happening, once again, to Netflix that is being used as a claim for a new advertising campaign smishing which aims obtain the personal and bank details of the users.
A fraud smishing is one in which the initial contact with the victim begins through a SMS. In this case, supplanting the popular platform of streaming and notifying the recipient that their Netflix account has been suspended. The situation caused by the end of shared accounts, which means that many users are receiving notices that they can no longer continue doing so without hiring extra profiles, feeds the chances of success of this hoax.
The text of the SMS is “NETFLIX: Your subscription has been suspended, log in to update your information through: netflix-cuenta-es.com”. Misspellings already indicate that its provenance is not genuine, but the main red flag is the web address that has nothing to do with the netflix.com domain used by the platform.
If the user gives credibility to the SMS and accesses the indicated URL, he will find himself before a website that imitates Netflix and asks for your email and password to access and proceed to update your information. All the data you enter, from the Netflix account to personal and bank, will pass to be in the hands of cybercriminals.
Notably Netflix never asks for bank or personal information by sending SMS or emails. Any management that a user does with their Netflix account must be carried out by directly accessing the app or the website of the platform, but not being redirected.
If you have received this SMS and followed its instructions, it is important change netflix access password and check with your bank that no third party charges are occurring.