Hackers Baiting Users With GDPR-Themed Phishing Emails

By Ben Kochman (May 4, 2018, 6:39 PM EDT) -- Hackers are exploiting the flood of emails alerting customers to the European Union's new privacy regime by sending phishing emails mentioning the new law and posing as popular businesses, including Airbnb, in a bid to make off with passwords and credit card numbers, a U.K.-based cybersecurity firm has warned.

Cybercriminals, who are known to use current events to lure users into clicking on phishing emails and sharing personal information, have posed as Airbnb customer service in phony emails sent to Airbnb hosts, threat detection and response firm Redscan said Thursday. The phishing emails say hosts will not be able to accept...

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