Save Your Hard Earned Money: CONGRATULATIONS! Want to win a gift from the National Bank of India? Well, BEWARE! One can be enticed into traps with the help of these messages and can end up losing one’s hard-earned money. The State Bank of India (SBI) time and again reminds its customers, not to fall a prey to the phishing attacks. Recently, the largest public sector bank in the country has tweeted from its official Twitter account reminding its customers of these online traps.
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The tweet from SBI said, “Are you getting such links in your inbox? Don’t click them! By clicking on such phishing links, you may lose your hard earned money. Be careful. Think before you click!”
क्या आपके इनबॉक्स में ऐसे लिंक प्राप्त हो रहे हैं? इनको क्लिक न करें! ऐसे फ़िशिंग लिंकों पर क्लिक करने से आपको परिश्रम से अर्जित अपने धन की हानि हो सकती है। सावधान रहें। क्लिक करने से पूर्व विचार करें!#ThinkBeforeYouClick #StayAlert #StaySafe #CyberSafety pic.twitter.com/7VzFFty3M9
— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) July 14, 2021
One must not click on any link, which has come through e-mail from an unknown source. It may contain malicious code or could be a ‘Phishing attack’. Also, one must not provide any information on the page that has come up as a pop-up window.
The bank customers must remember the fact that information like password, PIN, TIN, etc are strictly confidential and are not known even to employees/service personnel of the Bank. Therefore, one must never divulge such information even if asked for.
The phishing attacks use both social engineering and technical subterfuge to steal customers’ personal identity data and financial account credentials.
Here are the steps by means of which, one can fall a prey into phishing attacks. They are as follows:
1) Internet banking user receives a fraudulent e-mail seemingly from a legitimate Internet address.
2) The email invites the user to click on a hyperlink provided in the mail.
3) User clicks the hyperlink and is redirected to a fake web site that looks similar to the genuine Internet banking site.
4) Usually, the email will either promise a reward on compliance or warn of an impending penalty on non-compliance.
5) User is asked to provide confidential information, such as login/profile or transaction passwords and bank account numbers etc.
6) User provides the details in good faith and clicks on ‘submit’ button.
7) User is displayed an error page
8) User has fallen prey to a phishing attack
For further details and information, one must login to the to the SBI website at onlinesbi.com.