Cloudmark, a security provider has just posted about a new phishing scam trying to pass off as an Adobe Acrobat website. It arrives in the form of an email telling users to upgrade their version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to the full version of Adobe Acrobat. When they click on the link in the email, it brings them to a site with the name “adobe” in the domain name, giving it some “credibility”. There on the site, users are asked to provide personal information such as their contact details and credit card information. While the scam has surfaced previously in the past, each time it comes forward, it claims some new victims, and usually those few victims are enough for the scammers to make a profit. There’s nothing that users can do about it, except to be wary of the sort of links they click and sites they visit, and an upgrade to a browser that has anti-phishing features wouldn’t hurt. Adobe has even alerted users about such scams before, so you can read their blog for more details.
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