PayPal customers are being hit with a phishing scam designed to steal their login credentials and other PII through a series of well-crafted emails and fraudulent websites.
An incident begins with an email stating that there has been some unusual activity on the person’s PayPal account that requires immediate attention in order to properly secure the account, ESET recently reported. The email contains a link to a fake PayPal page that contains the proper logos and branding.
Despite the good work done on the page’s design, ESET researchers noted a few tells indicating that something is amiss. First, the wording on the page tries to enhance the perceived danger to the account by creating a sense of urgency. The next indicator is the site’s URL, which uses poor English and is not related to PayPal.
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