A “Secure DNS” Scam: an Upgrade that’s a Downgrade
A phishing campaign is targeting website owners with convincing, personalized emails that purport to come from WordPress, Naked Security reports. The emails claim that WordPress is upgrading the recipient’s domain to use DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions). The message has minimal spelling and grammatical errors, and it contains real explanations (copied from ICANN’s website) of what DNS and DNSSEC are. Naked Security notes that many website operators will most likely have heard of DNSSEC, and they probably know that it’s a good security measure.