Hackers Leverage GDPR to Target Airbnb Customers

    Date04 May 2018
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2011
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    A new phishing scam capitalizes on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to trick Airbnb customers into sharing personal and financial data, Redscan reports. The scale of the campaign is unknown, though it likely targets email addresses taken from the open Web. Targets receive an email designed to appear as though it's from Airbnb, addressing them as a host of the service. The message says hosts can't accept new bookings or contact potential gusts until they accept a new privacy policy. If they click the malicious link, targets are prompted to enter personal information including payment card details and account data. Everything they enter goes to the attackers.
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