Many users of the State Bank of India – SBI have been targeted by hackers for a phishing scam. Hackers have sent suspicious text messages to several users requesting them to redeem (redeem-redeem) SBI Credit Point worth Rs 9,870. According to the news published in Business Standard, hackers send text messages to SBI users. There is also a link in it, which is said to be clicked on. On clicking this link, a fake website opens where there is an option of State Bank of India Fill Your Details form. Users are asked to fill it. It contains sensitive financial details such as card numbers. , Is said to share expiry dates, CVV and Mpin.
According to a joint investigation by the think tank CyberPeace Foundation and Autobot Infosec Private Ltd, a New Delhi-based think tank, the website collects data without any verification and is registered by the State Bank of India (SBI). Registration is done through a third party instead of the officer. So this whole process becomes suspicious.
Apart from this, Founden has said that according to SBI, they never connect with their customers through SMS or email. In which there are links in relation to the account of the users. No reputed banking uses CMS technologies such as WordPress on its official website for security reasons.
Personal information such as name, registered mobile number, email, email password and date of birth are sought on this fake website. After submission of the form, users are redirected to the Thank you page. According to the report, the domain name of the website can be sourced only in India and the registrant can be related to Tamil Nadu.
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