Cyber-criminals yet again Attack Delta Airlines Customers
Delta Airlines situated in Atlanta is yet again getting attacked through the Internet as online crooks dispatch formal looking e-mails purporting to be from Delta, published 11alive.com dated October 9, 2012.
Addressing recipients of the fraudulent electronic mails, the text in the messages apparently informs that a charge has been made on their payment cards for individual tickets bought from the airlines. At times, the e-mails even provide bills related to the fake buying.
Explaining the situation, Associate Director Paul Royal of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center stated that people most likely would reply in panic as also attempt at clicking the web-links inside the e-mails. Bizjournals.com published this dated October 10, 2012.
However, according to Royal, it was best advisable that recipients didn't follow the vague web-links alternatively opened any given attachments.
He added that in case of clicking a web-link, malware could get planted on the related PC with which scammers could steal sensitive personal information.
Royal further added that suppose the e-mail recipient actually didn't purchase the so-called ticket then instead of following the web-links he should contact the airline straight away or visit its website. 11alive.com published this dated October 9, 2012.
Meanwhile, in an alert issued to its clients, Delta Airlines informs that online frauds similar to the ticket buying have currently been going around globally.
The Airlines also confirmed that it didn't dispatch the ongoing fraudulent electronic mails as well as assured clients it didn't charge their payment cards for the reason stated.
Disturbingly, it's because of the above kinds of malevolent e-mails which have resulted in an increase in malicious software online, security analysts who studied the fraudulent, phishing e-mail scam remark.
Besides, it isn't anything new to have cyber-criminals target Delta Airlines flyers. For, there have been many likewise malware-related e-mail scams targeting customers of Delta Airlines since 2009. In fact, in 2008, scammers targeted many airlines through the same kind of malware e-mails, which told readers that charges had been made on their credit cards owing to flight tickets bought. Those e-mails contained an attachment, which really had information stealing malware.
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