KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Be Warned! New Hybrid Cyber Attack on Banks and Credit Unions
The bad guys are using a new hybrid cyber attack to steal your private banking information. They place a Banking Trojan on your computer (most likely through email), and once you try to visit your bank’s website, it will redirect you to a malicious, look-alike page – this site is NOT your actual bank!
From this fake site, not only will your login credentials be stolen, “technical problems” are then simulated, causing a pop-up on the screen that asks for your name and phone number so the bank’s “support” can call you back. You’ll then receive a call from an actual bad guy claiming to be part of the bank’s support team, who tries to get enough information from you to transfer money out of your account.
Don’t be tricked! Whenever you’re submitting login details to any site, make sure to check the URL of the page for accuracy. Also, never provide personal information for a support team to contact you–instead, you should reach out to the support team directly.
Let’s stay safe out there!
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team