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Watch Out, Phishing Scum Are Exploiting the WannaCrypt Hysteria

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It feels like the whole world is on red alert after the fiasco with WannaCrypt started a week ago. Now you have to be extra careful, because cyber-crooks are trying to take advantage of that by sending out BT-branded phishing emails.

Yesterday ActionFraud warned that the scumbags have started trying to capitalise on the hysteria with emails warning customers that they could get locked out of their account if they don't complete a security check. But there is no security check, with the link taking recipients to a bogus login page that phishers have access to.

Alert: We have fresh reports about this fake BT email that takes advantage of the global #WannaCry ransomware attack https://t.co/mOgZ3y9JY3 pic.twitter.com/ZyuhEO3sdC — Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) May 18, 2017

The weird coincidence is that some ISPs, like Virgin Media, have been sending legitimate emails out to their customers who were logged as having visited the WannaCrypt sinkhole domain. This is regardless of...(continued)

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