on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Privacy & Security
Scam of the Week: Hiding Behind Namecheap
The web hosting company, Namecheap, was the latest victim of a combined hacking and phishing attack. In this attack, cybercriminals hacked into SendGrid, Namecheap’s email service. Then, they used SendGrid to impersonate businesses by hacking into their email services.
To start the scam, cybercriminals sent emails with links that led to fake websites. These websites looked real and were even hosted by Namecheap’s web hosting service. If you were to visit these websites, you'd be asked for your personal information, payment details, and login credentials. Unfortunately, cybercriminals could then use this information for their own malicious purposes.
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