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Here in this post i will talk about a phishing attack to hack Paypal account by obtaining Paypal account password using a phisher.|
Some days before...a guru received an email that made him to think a bit. The email was from Paypal and it asked him to login in his Paypal account urgently as it said that a third party has an unathorised access to his account and for avoiding it, he should login with the provided link in the mail. I have provided a screenshot of the mail below...just check it.
Then i was just shocked for a minute....But, i then just checked out the link in mail by just hovering the mouse over the link...As we all know...the hyperlink for the text over which mouse is hovered is displayed in the status bar. And on viewing the link for "Activate your account" i was quite relieved.....you know why??? Yes..you guessed it right !! The link to activate account was not leading me to paypal but to a phisher ready to extract my password....
Then i thought of making a post to make you people safe from phishers to protect your online safety from such phisher and phishing procedures.
I found that even Paypal has its policies to prevent fooling of its members....Paypal says:
"At PayPal, protecting your account's security is our top priority. Recently, PayPal members have reported suspicious-looking emails and fake websites. These emails are not from PayPal and responding to them may put your account at risk. Please protect your PayPal account by paying close attention to the emails you receive and the websites you visit.
Please use the following tips to stay safe with PayPal:
If you think that you have received a fraudulent email (or fake website), please forward the email (or URL address) to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete the email from your mailbox. Never click any links or attachments in a suspicious email."
Thus guys...remember henceforth, four main points to keep safe from hacking by phisher :
1. Paypal emails are always calling you by your name and not by stupidity like "Dear Paypal user" or so.
2. They never ask you to download any software or assignment.
3. Even you get such emails which might appear to be truly convincing real email... always check the link you are going to click. This is most important. Because that link may contain a phisher for you.
4. And the last one always open in new browser and only then try to login and not by link provided in the email.
So guys...follow the steps given above to prevent yourself from being hacked by a phisher. The above steps prevent attacker from hacking email accounts using a phisher.
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