Phishers are making another run at military personnel and their families this week, according to an advisory from security software maker AppRiver.
As eSecurity Planet reports, the scam uses USAA, an insurance and financial services firm that primarily services soldiers and their families, as a lure to get unsuspecting victims to cough up their most sensitive personal information.
The con artists are sending a slew of unsolicited emails with subject titles like “USAA Notification” or “Urgent Message for USAA customer” in the hopes of getting just a small fraction of a percentage of recipients to click on a link embedded in the missive.
A new phishing scam is taking aim at members of the U.S. military and their families, using unsolicited emails purportedly from USAA, one of the nation’s largest financial services and insurance companies, to trick people into divulging their personal information to identity thieves.
And this isn’t the first time it’s happened.