The cybersecurity researchers at SlashNext have identified a concerning attack trend targeting Airbnb users. These attacks involve various malicious techniques that pose a significant threat. Some key findings include cybercriminals using stealers, stolen cookies, and account checkers to gain unauthorized access to Airbnb accounts.
Once access is obtained, cybercriminals can book properties, make fraudulent purchases, and steal personal information. The scale of the problem is significant, with thousands of Airbnb accounts available for purchase on digital stores for as low as one dollar. To protect yourself from this type of fraud, it is important to secure your Airbnb account with a strong password and enable two-factor authentication.
It is also recommended to only book with reputable hosts, be cautious of offers that seem too good to be true, and avoid sharing personal information with unknown individuals. Cybercriminals continue to find new ways to exploit online platforms, so vigilance and proactive measures are crucial to counteracting these threats.