Phishing is getting more and more common and is affecting many companies. For some time now, a phishing attack has been carried out against our customers. How to recognize the fraudulent email?
The phishing attack perpetuated against Netim
Phishing is the name given to malicious practices aimed at pretending to be a trustworthy company in order to attract Internet users and steal their bank details, etc. Contact is often made by email, text message. In this case, the email asks the recipients to renew their domain names quickly, through a link in the text body, to avoid additional costs.
Unfortunately, this email does not come from our services and the costs incurred will not be transferred to Netim.
Here is the email received by some of our clients, to avoid having valuable information stolen, please pay attention to these 4 points:
1. Do not trust the sender!
Here, the name of the sender “Netim Hosting” is very different from the email address. Thus, all emails sent by Netim will always have an email address ending with @netim.com
2. Check the postal address
This information can be checked on our website.
Netim is a Lille-based company located at 264 Arthur Notebart Avenue, 59000 Lille – France.
3. Never click before validating the destination address
Hover over the text to reveal the link and check that the destination address is in line with the company. Here, http://artimarzialimilano.it/redir.php is not a Netim site.
You should be redirected to a URL in https://www.netim.fr or https://www.netim.com.
4. Make sure that all the communications are accurate.
Our support team can be reached from Monday to Saturday, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or directly from your Netim Direct customer area, not by phone.
More and more realistic attacks
You will probably find yourself facing a similar situation again. These attacks are becoming more and more common and more realistic.
By replicating the buying or commercial processes of some companies, customers find it difficult to tell what is real and what is not. This is why it is important to carry out some checks in case of doubt. For example, by looking at the sender’s address and the destination URL.
You can also go directly to your customer area and see for yourself if one of your domains is about to expire.
To find out more about phishing, see our dedicated article: “Phishing, phishing: how to protect yourself against these fraudulent practices“.