ongoing banking phishing campaigns


Bitdefender has detected a series of phishing campaigns that try to deceive the customers of two lenders. The bad guys send bogus emails that appear to come from Unicredit and Intesa Sanpaolo. The aim is to convince unsuspecting victims to enter account login details. Bitdefender: attention to phishing Bitdefender points out that the emails were “packaged” almost perfectly, using the logos of the two banks, a layout similar to that used for legitimate communications and a fairly correct language (usually there are grammatical errors, in as written by foreign speakers). Although the scammers of the phishing campaigns are the same, the content of the emails is different. The message sent to Unicredit customers is asked to update their personal information, otherwise access to some services (for example withdrawal and payment) will remain suspended. In the body of the email there is the “Access services” button.Phishing UnicreditIn the message sent to Intesa Sanpaolo customers it is written instead that access to the account has been temporarily blocked because it is necessary to carry out a mandatory verification of the online banking profile. It is therefore necessary to enter some data, after clicking on the “Proceed” button.Phishing Intesa SanpaoloBitdefender warns that cybercriminals will surely continue to send this type of email in an attempt to find users who act too hastily, ignoring the danger. Before answering the requests it is best to contact the bank to have an official confirmation on the message received.To block phishing attempts, you could possibly install the suite Total Security which offers real-time protection against viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware, ransomware, spam and fraud. The software also includes a password manager, parental control and a browser that protects online transactions, such as those made by credit card. This article contains affiliate links: purchases or orders placed through these links will allow our site to receive a commission.


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