After serious cyber breaches or malware attacks like the WannaCry ransomware attacks, it has become customary for companies to reassure their customers about the security of their accounts via email.
After all, companies want their customers to know that they are doing all they can to keep their accounts secure and out of the hands of crooks.
The problem is these emails assuring customers have become the norm, and as such it provides the crooks with the perfect opportunity to try and scam victims using a variety of phishing attacks that may disguise themselves as these assurance emails.
Reports of fake BT emails have already surfaced that try and lure recipients to spoof webpages that try and lure BT users into entering their login information.
Email users should always be aware of emails that urge them to click links, whether its to “confirm their details” or something related to the security of their account.
The advice is always the same when it comes to phishing emails – don’t click on links in emails. If you need to login to an account, you can always go directly to the website and login.