The email asks the recipient to follow the links to update their data, warning that their details are out of date.
Although targeted at British Gas customers, the email has been sent out to people who are not even customers of the energy and home services provider.
The message reads: “In British Gas we take our customer’s security very seriously, we have strict security meausres to protect your person (sic) information.
“This includes following our security procedures (like checking your identity timely ), encrypting all the data on our websites and confirm the validity for your registered details”. (sic)
It then asks the recipients to follow a link that will allow them to update their details.
The email was flagged to the company on social media, who confirmed they would investigate.
The links in the emails likely contain Emotet, a type of malware that could steal bank account details by intercepting traffic.The links in the emails likely contain Emotet, a type of malware that could steal bank account details by intercepting traffic.