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Cyber Criminals Stealing Customer Data By Tricking Bank Employees

Tricking Employees

Kaspersky Lab experts described a recently discovered method of corporate phishing. Attackers send an employee or organisation email inviting them to pass an assessment of knowledge and skills on the fake HR portal.

To do this, the victim is asked to log in to the site using a working username and password. The potential victim has the impression that it is a mandatory procedure, for the successful passage of which he will receive a monetary reward.

According to the senior content analyst of Kaspersky Lab Tatyana Shcherbakova, in this way, fraudsters get access to corporate mail, which may contain personal data of customers.

Employees of large banks are regularly trained, tested and certified, so they can take a fake invitation for a real one. For this reason, the new phishing method threatens to take on a massive scale.

According to analyst Anton Bykov, at the moment several thousand corporate accounts could already be hacked.

Sergey Terekhov, director of the Technoserv information security competence center, noted that in this case, the employees of the credit departments of banks, in whose mailbox client profiles are stored, are in the risk zone.

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With thanks to the Cyber Defence Alliance and ehackingnews.com. The full story is here: https://www.ehackingnews.com/2019/11/cyber-criminals-stealing-customer-data.html

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