Cybersecurity firm Proofpoint released a report highlighting angler phishing attacks on Paypal users. Messages from two separate fraudulent Twitter customer service accounts attempted to mimic Paypal representatives through offering support to its customers while attempting to steal login credentials in the process. These fake customer service accounts have been deemed angler phishing scams and have surfaced throughout the beginning of 2016. As cybercriminals begin to heighten their focus on stolen email credentials, these types of phishing attempts have increased in response. It is currently unclear if any usernames or passwords were compromised in the attempt but Paypal does warn its customers to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.
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