Bitdefender Warns Internet Users on Fake Bank of America Campaigns
Security firm, Bitdefender is alarming Internauts on the numerous scam e-mails dispersed by the Bank of America since a random hacker disclosed the details on the financial institute.
According to one of the e-mails, titled "Online Banking Pass Code Modified," it has been identified that attempts have been forwarded towards attacking the users to a Red kit exploit kit, which is a crime ware tool that manipulates vulnerabilities in browsers and plug-in to infect the victim's PCs, website by demanding to obtain them to hit it off on a link.
Another variety, entitled as "Online Banking Pass code Modified" aware prospective victims of a $15 Million transfer to an account of the US treasury. In this case, the cyber thugs aren't trying to deal out malware. Rather, they are trying to influence users to compensate a $750 fee that's enough to end the transaction.
E-mails having the title as "Bank of America Alert: Suspicious events on your account!" and "Bank of America Alert: Sign-in to online banking locked" attracts customers to a page which is achieved by means of phishing by advising that they click a link and verify their banking details as a security measure against alleged doubtful event found in their accounts. Once users type in the sensitive data, they share that information with crooks that can be later misused and impersonation schemes, experts at Bitdefender highlights.
"Reminder: Bank of America customer survey" is one more active scam that invites customers to participate in a survey on their personal experience via the bank's accounts. As a safely measure, users who want to access the survey are invited to simply click the link below, or manually copy and paste the address into your web browser. The survey is just an excuse to phish for personal data.
Unluckily, BoA has been used in spammed scams since 2006 and employed in many times a year, highlighted experts.
However, imparting itself from just campaigns, the Bank of America clears claims on its site that it will never ask it customers to reply in an e-mail with any personal detail, e.g. social security number, ATM or PIN.
Also, if you got a suspicious e-mail that uses Bank of America's name, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org urgently, the bank advises on its official site.
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