Phishing E-mail Strikes MBNA Bank Clients
Cyber-criminals have lately started attacking clients of MBNA Bank situated in UK in attempts to reach victims' Internet banking data, thus published softpedia.com dated October 24, 2012.
One fresh bogus notification bearing the subject line "Your MBNA credit card statements" can be seen circulating online.
The phony e-mail, while addressing the customer directly, tells him that he can now view his latest monthly statement over the Internet for which he requires accessing 'Online Card Services.' That will help him find each of his transactions put up onto his account, the electronic mail states.
Moreover, for making sure the e-mail looks genuine, the scammers yet further included a four-digit number seemingly indicating the end four that completes the e-mail receiver's A/C number.
Also, if anybody follows the web-link embedded on the spurious e-mail, he will be led onto a malware-laden page, familiarly added to a hijacked site. This page directs the victim to enter important confidential details such as personal identification number (PIN), username, password along with additional financial information.
However, the said details, once fed into the bogus website, ends up with the executors of the scam, who then log into the actual MBNA Internet A/C of the victim; transfer funds alternatively, withdraw cash; as well as filch still more personal data. Any additional information the victimized user may enter into the phishing page will further help the fraudsters to commit ID-theft as also conduct spurious credit card operations, analysts of the currently circulating fraudulent, phishing e-mail remark.
Nonetheless, the MBNA Bank has made sure to remain far from the current fraud as it posts online that it won't ever dispatch its accountholders any text, e-mail alternatively web-link soliciting their credentials for online banking.
Now, the above kinds of phishing scams remain a highly familiar kind of Internet offence. Therefore, anybody getting one dubious e-mail should avoid viewing any attachment or pursuing any web-link inside it. In fact, the best action will be to access his Internet A/C through the website, the URL of which he should type directly inside the browser, instead of clicking on the related web-link within the message.
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