• OTP, gift scams; If the bank account holders do not pay attention, the ‘Chinese’ will take the money!

     

    According to the report, some people are getting WhatsApp messages saying that they can earn up to Rs 50 lakh and those who click on this link may be scammed. Chinese cyberattack targets SBI users The news agency reports that such attacks are likely to rob account holders of their money. There have been reports of an increase in such attacks over the past few months.

    Users with less technical knowledge fall into the trap of such cyber scams. Hackers are the first to send text messages asking account holders to update their ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) form. According to a joint study by the Delhi – based Cyberpeace Foundation and Autobot Infosec, anyone who clicks on such a link is a victim of fraud.

    The fraudulent SBI account holders first received a text message. Clicking on it will take you to a web page that looks like SBI’s official online page. Then comes the Continue to Login button. Click on it to see the page is redirected.

    You will then be asked to fill in the username, password and captcha code. The OTP is then sent to the phone number. You will be asked to enter personal information such as name, mobile number and date of birth along with the entry. According to the IANS news agency, many people received the message that the money was gone after that.


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    Apart from this, there are scams going on by offering big prizes. According to the report, some people are getting WhatsApp messages saying that they can earn up to Rs 50 lakh and those who click on this link may be scammed. Such scams are carried out by third-party domains. It is speculated that Chinese hackers are behind this.

    In addition to SBI, there are also fake links to IDFC, PNB, IndusInd and Kotak banks, the report said. All related domains are registered in China. Tech experts warn against opening such messages.

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