The Bitdefender Antispam Lab has detected an ongoing phishing campaign targeting users of employment website Indeed.
According to our researchers, 48% of the fraudulent emails have reached users in the US, 28% in Ireland, 5% in Finland, 3% in France and India and 2% in Germany.
The cyber crooks use spoofing to trick users into thinking the message was sent from the employment platform, forging the email header to display ’firstname.lastname@example.org’.
The email asks recipients to confirm their email address by downloading “the attached account update file” and logging into their account.
Accessing the HTML attachment named “Indeed_Update.html” will open a fraudulent login page with the recipients’ email address already filled in.
Indeed users who receive this email should not open the attachment or enter their password into the login page. Instead, delete the email and head to the official company website from your browser. Recipients who unwittingly entered their account password should immediately reset their password on indeed.com and other online platforms that share the same login credentials.
As a reminder, employment-oriented services will not contact you via email and ask for personally identifiable information or financial information such as bank account numbers.
A vast number of online platforms deploy email verification processes. However, according to Indeed, users who sign up on the platform will receive a confirmation email during the setup process. The message asks recipients to confirm their email address by clicking on a link.
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Note: This article is based on technical information provided courtesy of Bitdefender Antispam Lab