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Phishing e-mails Bombard Customers of BT

According to security researchers, cyber-criminals are targeting UK's BT telecommunication company by sending phishing e-mails to its clients, reported softpedia.com in news on October 20, 2014.

Notifying about a problem that has been spotted, the fraudulent electronic mail tells the recipient (meaning the BT customer) that he requires accessing his account and providing all those inputs which are essential for resolving the issue.

Apparently, the e-mail provides a web-link that should take the end-user onto BT's login site, but, in reality, it's a phony site where if any data is entered the information effortlessly reaches the cyber crooks.

Thereafter, this stolen info becomes handy for the criminals to gain admission into the victimized user's sensitive information with which they can carry out more attacks against him in future.

Security analysts after examining one sample electronic mail from the ongoing phishing scam discovered that the bogus site was supported via certain server that was based within Atlanta (Georgia).

The scam becomes effective as the criminals attempt at making the victim panicky with a warning that incase he doesn't follow the given instructions; he could have his account deactivated or suspended.

However, the above kind of undesirable phishing e-mail assaults can be prevented if users adopt certain security tips. These are to first remain vigilant about telephone calls, e-mails or texts which sound urgent or create scare by instructing to give personal information right away, like account data, passwords and/or card numbers just as in the above instance the phishing site asks for account login credentials.

Secondly, users should pause to think prior to clicking web-links. By brushing the computer mouse on the web-link, one can check the URL address appearing inside the Web-browser's address bar. Incase it looks dubious, the web-link should not be clicked. In another way, the user can type the given URL address inside the browser and then access the website rather than follow the web-link within the e-mail.

But, suppose anyone has already clicked the web-link and then doubts the e-mail mayn't be authentic, he should immediately inform BT about the incident so the company may investigate.

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