SEPA-Phishing: Betrügerische E-Mails im Umlauf

von | 2018-01-04T11:29:32+00:00 11.03.2014|Allgemein, Payment|Kommentare deaktiviert für SEPA-Phishing: Betrügerische E-Mails im Umlauf
Mit der SEPA-Umstellung soll der Zahlungsverkehr innerhalb Europas vereinheitlicht und damit einfacher werden. Doch die teils umfangreichen Neuerungen führen bei vielen Bankkunden zu Verunsicherungen. Ein Umstand, den sich nun auch Internet-Kriminelle zunutze machen wollen. Wie Spiegel Online unter Berufung auf eine Meldung des Bundesverbands deutscher Banken (BdB) mitteilte, seien vermehrt SEPA-Phishing-Mails in Umlauf gebracht worden, mit denen die Internetbetrüger Zahlungs- und Kontodaten abgreifen wollen.

SEPA-phishing: fraudsters inquire account data

SEPA-Phishing: Betrügerische E-Mails im UmlaufThe call in the phishing e-mails, which are written in the name of the bank, is almost always the same: within a certain time period, the account holders who are credited are to disclose their account data in order to be able to check it. In addition, phishing e-mails are threatened with the risk of losing access to their bank account if they do not comply with the request. However, the bank customers are then lured to a fake banking page that looks similar to the online banking website. In this case transaction numbers and secret numbers may also be requested. An alternative phishing method is file tags in the e-mail. If these are clicked, viruses or Trojans are installed on their own computer. With this spyware, the Internet criminals can then take the sensitive account data. This is similar when links are clicked in the phishing mail, which leads to fake web pages that are scoured.

Protection against phishing e-mails

Bank customers receiving suspicious emails should not be pressured by announced bankruptcies or similar threats. Under no circumstances should you click on the links contained in the phishing mail or any file attachments. Consumers also advise against responding to the message. Instead, the relevant e-mail should be deleted immediately. Because banks would never send their customers e-mails that contain a request for the provision of account data, secret numbers (eg TANs) or sensitive access data, the banking association urges on its website. If you are unsure about an e-mail, you should clarify this by phone with your bank. Through current phishing attempts, also in connection with the SEPA conversion,

von | 2018-01-04T11:29:32+00:00 11.03.2014|Allgemein, Payment|Kommentare deaktiviert für SEPA-Phishing: Betrügerische E-Mails im Umlauf

Über den Autor:

Holger Bosk

Holger Bosk ist CTO der Novalnet AG. Er verfügt über langjährige Erfahrungen im Payment-Sektor.