PHISHING SCAM: "Upgrade your Comcast Account now!"
May 21, 2013
PHISHING ALERT FOR COMCAST CUSTOMERS
If you are a Comcast Internet service customer and use a Comcast email account, you too may receive a targeted email scam similar to the one I received tonight, with the subject: "Upgrade your Comcast Account now!" The important portion of the body text follows.
Dear Comcast Customer,
You are required to update your Comcast Account by subscribing to our Security Center.
If you not perform the update now (sic), your account will be placed on hold.
In order to update your account click here.
There is a hyperlink around the words click here that go directly to a compromised web hosting account where one will find images and words stolen from a real Comcast login page. There is a login form that asks Comcast customers to type in their Comcast user name and password to confirm their identity. Anybody doing so will be handing over their Comcast Internet and Xfinity credentials to cybercriminals in Europe. This will allow them to login to your account and gain access to everything you have inputted, including personally identifiable information and billing details.
This appears to be a targeted attack against Comcast.net email account holders. I have many other domain accounts and none of them has received this scam message. I pray that this information gets in front of your eyes before the phishing email does and stops any of you from mistakenly thinking this is a legitimate message from Comcast.
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