tech2 News StaffFeb 12, 2014 13:29:26 IST
eScan, an anti-Virus and Content Security Solution provider had warned ICICI Online banking users about an email phishing scam that asks them to update their ICICI bank details and then tries to steal their account details.
According to eScan, ICICI Bank has warned users that they could be sent an email, which looks legitimate and appears to be coming from ICICI Bank. The email will have a website link attached and it will ask for personal or corporate banking option and then ask users to fill their name, account number and other details. This is quite similar to the actual ICICI Online Banking page, except that this is a false page which has been created by hackers to try and steal user information.
Often the email also warns users that they must update their account information within 72 hours or else their account will be suspended.
Attackers might also send out SMSs to the users with the phishing URL, warns eScan. In others cases, the phishers may pose as a bank employee and call up the user with the intention to collect sensitive personal information.
So how can you tell if the email is a fake? If the email is asking for confidential details such as bank accounts, passwords, etc, you should be wary.
According to eScan here are some other things to look out for:
Grammatical errors: 98 percent of the time, there will be errors in the way a sentence is formed in such emails.
Do note that banks will never ask for details such as the Password, Debit/Credit Card number, CVV, ATM Pin, unless you are carrying out a transaction and there is a need to log in.
Thirdly, eScan points out that the ICICI transaction grid consists of only 4 blocks and not all 16. If you are ever asked for all 16 grids, then it is suggested that users close the window and report whatever they have submitted prior to this to the nearest ICICI branch.
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