A not-so-novel phishing scam is targeting AOL users into submitting their authentication information in the garb of keeping their account active. Details about the scam were revealed by BleepingComputer after an email received by a couple of their relatives who were long-time AOL users, raised red flags. "Unless you verify this account, it will be closed in 72 hrs,” warns the unimaginative phishing email, which features official-looking AOL imagery and language. These are the best broadband deals Keep your devices virus-free with the best malware removal software We’ve put together a list of the best endpoint protection software Age-old trick Playing on the emotions of unsuspecting users, the scam email begins with the words, “We don’t want to say goodbye!” One of the most mundane phishing attempts, the scam banks on the fact that most users who haven't switched away from AOL will lack the technical chops to decipher its true intentions. The email reportedly contains a link to an AOL phishing landing page that wouldn't hold up under scrutiny by an alert user. The page displays a form asking users to enter their login details, before redirecting them to the standard AOL login page as the credentials make their… Read full this story
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