Phishing Attacks Target Frequent Flyers
Kaspersky Lab researchers warn that frequent flyer program accounts are easier to take over than online bank accounts.
Kaspersky Lab researchers are warning that frequent flyers are an increasingly common target of phishing campaigns.
"According to Kaspersky Lab expert Fabio Assolini, multiple phishing attacks targeting airline fidelity programs have been spotted in Brazil recently," writes Softpedia's Lucian Constantin.
"In addition to the classic email spam, some attackers are also using DNS hijacking techniques by distributing trojans that introduce rogue entries into Windows HOSTS files," Constantin writes. "Unlike online banking accounts, those associated with airline websites are easy to take over. All that attackers need is the victim's customer registration number and password."
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