Hacker Directed Bank Customers To Bogus Website
Community America Credit Union reported to Kentuckiana Minority Business Council (KMBC) that a cyber-attacker managed to divert people from the firm's site to a fake Website.
From there, the customers were again forwarded to servers in many countries. The bogus Website didn't resemble the bank's official site, which added to the suspicion. The firm at once stopped net access to its services.
Community America informed that although the invasion was caught within minutes but that was sufficient for the attacker to thieve information of 180 accounts.
Most of the banks have put cautions about fake Websites on their e-banking sites. These banks are encouraging customers to send any dubious e-mail to them so that the banks can identify the fake sites and shut them down.
Phishing strikes can be checked, atleast on bank-by-bank basis. phishing strikes can be stopped completely when the banks deploy effective measures to save user accounts. Cyber-crime can't be arrested until and unless phishing strikes on bank accounts are stopped.
Banks are pledged to keep the money and assets of their customers safe and also to protect their clients from Internet scams.
Banks are shelling out big bucks to build strong defense against cyber-criminals but are facing a bigger threat of physical thievery of sensitive information of clients by criminals in offices. Banks have started to respond to threats by joining teams that are working on information technology and physical security that have conventionally been distinct functions.
Banks, especially those in US and Europe, are incorporating large amounts in computer security systems. They have been cautioning customers of the risks of being fooled into divulging confidential information about their bank accounts.
Community America Credit Union summed up by stating that the firms are approaching the victims of cyber-attacks and updating them.
Bank clients should also take precautions to avoid any chance of falling prey to phishing attack.
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