Damien Bancal, a journalist at ZATAZ, has discovered a massive phishing campaign that uses the names and websites of the largest French groups. If the hacker started, it seems, by imitating the Health Insurance platform by making the victim’s vital card expire, he seems to have expanded his business to other companies such as the Caisse d „ Épargne, at FNAC and even Netflix.
This is certainly one of the biggest cyberattacks targeting French internet users in ultimii ani. For several days, there have been many to receive an SMS from the Health Insurance, indicating that the vital book is about to expire and invites you to go to the organization’s website for renewal. Of course, as the urgency of the message shows, this is a scam.
She is not even the first to use this resort. On the other hand, what differentiates this phishing campaign from others is certain of the “quality” of the site’s imitation. Indeed, by clicking on the integrated link via SMS, the victim is redirected without facing another website, displaying the URL amelicartes-vitale.com. The latter looks like two drops of Health Insurance, so the trap can go unnoticed.
Watch out for these emails and phishing messages, which are made to pass for large businesses
No misspellings or misplaced logos may be reported. In reality, to detect the scam, you have to dig a little deeper. So, as Damien Bancal, the journalist behind this discovery, points out, you just need to copy and paste the text into a word processing software to realize the scam. In doing so, it is revealed that the letters of the message have been replaced by capital letters I, which are displayed as des L on the smartphone.
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An ingenious method that allows the shaping of classical cyber security tools. In total, 16 malicious URLs were created by hackers for this campaign. Worse, it has since expanded its network by imitating the sites of other French groups, such as Banque Populaire, Caisse d’Épargne, FNAC and even Netflix. As always, so be very careful with SMS containing a suspicious link.