29 Sep '14, 7pm

Be Careful What U Click! How 2 protect urself from latest #domain registration #scams: #ICANN

Phishing is a type of email scam that cybercriminals use to steal credit card or personal identifying information. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) reported that 125,215 attacks occurred [PDF 1.28 MB] in January through March of this year alone, which reminds us to be suspicious of "too good to be true" offers you receive in email, even if they appear to come from places you interact with or trust, including ICANN. Recently, online scammers have targeted domain name registrants with a registration renewal scam in order to fraudulently obtain financial information. The scam unfolds as follows. The scammer sends an email to a domain registrant that offers an opportunity to renew a registration, and encourages the email recipient to "click here" to renew online at attractively low rates. These emails appear to be sent by ICANN. The scammers even lift ICANN's branding an...

Full article: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/be-careful-what-you-click...

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