One of the most prevalent attacks from online scammers and spammers is the CSRF, where users are manipulated into providing sensitive information through a forged website. Attackers typically warn the user that their account has been suspended, their password has changed or that other vital information has been compromised. In these cases, the user is panicked and submits their information through the forged site.
The attacker typically tricks the victim into
• Changing password
• Adding a Secondary Email ID
• Various other Techniques
For them, the ideal situation involves a full-on CSRF strategy wherein weak websites and apps are used as puppets to perform and gather specific details (such as entering a password, revealing answers to security questions, inputting credit card details, bank account information, etc.)
When a secondary email ID is called for, an attacker can take advantage of this opening by using their own information in place of the user's email, and changing the password – effectively locking them out of their own account so that the attacker can then drain it or take other malicious actions.
CSRF Impacts on Businesses and Websites:
CSRF is a severe error that impacts not only the website and customers being served, but also gives the impression that the business itself or brand was somehow involved in the deceitful activity, giving users plenty of reason to take legal or other action if they feel your site was to blame for the problem.