Thursday, June 20, 2024

Scam Targets Spotify Subscribers

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Subscribers to the services are encouraged to click a link in a fraudulent email.

Several readers warned us this morning of a new scam that appears to be targeting subscribers to the Spotify platform. It takes the form of a fraudulent email in which the hackers invite the user to update the payment information.

It is not uncommon to have to update your payment information on Spotify or Netflix, after a credit card change or excess credit. In such a case, the subscriber is notified by email and by push notification. However, not everyone has the instinct to check whether the payment has indeed been interrupted. However, it is enough to open the application to realize that everything is in order. In the event of non-payment, the user is generally notified by a notification or a message when the application is opened. When in doubt, it is always possible to go directly to the Spotify website to check. However, avoid clicking a link in a potentially fraudulent email because you never know the hackers’ purpose. These are generally interested in the personal information of users, but not only. They can also take the opportunity to steal your banking information or install malware on your device.

In this case, two elements allow to put the chip in the ear: the sobriety of the email, very short, with a minimalist design and without a reminder of the conditions, and the email address from which the message was sent. aware. This is an unsophisticated campaign. However, the absence of spelling errors could leave some subscribers of the service …

Ebenezer Robbins
Ebenezer Robbins
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