Application security

Report: Apparent phishing emails coming from legit company email address customers are being flooded with repetitive emails urging them to reset their passwords in what looks to be a phishing attack, BGR has reported, based on a series of complaints recently made on social media.

In an unusual twist, the emails do not appear to come from an external party pretending to be the retailer, but rather from a legitimate address. The password reset page that the email links to also looks genuine. Regardless, the unusual, spam-like behavior of the campaign suggests that a bad actor is attempting to steal users' credentials during the reset process.

While the exact nature of this apparent hack remains in question, a report by Android Origin theorizes that either a “very clever hacker is trying to kill Walmart's email servers” or a former employee who still has access to's email system may be trying to pull off a scheme.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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