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Running phishing campaigns is quite easy for hackers since the people started using e-commerce websites to do shopping online. Hackers are targeting users of well-known e-commerce websites such as ebay, Shopify, and Amazon. A new phishing campaign has been detected by the security researchers of “SOPHOS” which is targeting Amazon users. The crooks are selling used electronic goods at very low prices on Amazon which are in very good condition. When the customer clicks on the link to buy the goods, it redirects him to a phishing website and the “Sc-Elegance” named merchant can steal his money easily.
How This Phishing Trick Works?
“Sc-Elegance” named merchant is selling electric goods on Amazon at very low prices. When an Amazon user is adding these goods to the shopping cart and proceeding for payment, he is getting a pop-up message that “These Items are no longer available.” After some time, the merchant is sending an email to that Amazon user and saying it was a technical problem due to which you got that message. The items are still available and you can buy as much as you want.
The merchant is also sending a link to make the payment which is a link to “Phishing Website”. These phishing websites are well designed by the crooks and it looks like the legitimate Amazon payment portal. A normal Amazon user can’t identify this phishing website. The crooks are stealing the money of victims and not contacting them back.
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