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Three questions, one big phishing scam

Cybersecurity researchers released a report this week identifying and explaining a sophisticated scam that has been making the rounds for almost a year. The popular “Three Questions” quiz has been found to be part of a larger phishing campaign comprised of 78 brand impersonations, including Disneyland, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Target. Each brand belongs to one of four industries: airline, retail, entertainment, or food. The scam works by promising a prize if the user answers three questions, usually based on the brand the scam is mimicking. After the quiz, the user is asked to provide personal info before receiving his or her “prize.” The user is also directed to share a link on social media, thereby spreading the scam.

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