This week, Amazon Prime Day prompted a big increase in phishing attacks, as reported by Threatpost and many other media outlets. Shoppers anxiously awaited the amazing offers and discounts revealed during the two-day sale, with bad actors lying in wait to take advantage of the excitement.
SlashNext Threat Labs analyzes 1B internet transactions and 7M web pages daily using virtual browsers. We saw hundreds of malicious Amazon phishing sites designed to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day shoppers. These phishing attacks included credential stealing (Screen 1 and 2), rogue software, and gift card scams (Screen 3). While SlashNext customers were protected from these phishing attacks, many other phishing protection and anti-virus services did not detect these threats (Screen 4).