Phishing attack leveraging SMS ban

 

Today morning was just about going as usual till I noticed an email. It seemed to originate from AXIS bank and it had an HTML attachment and it was an important announcement.

The contents of the email looked valid considering Government of India had placed a ban on sending of bulk SMS till 29th. Now I am not sure if such ban holds good for financial institutions. But some smart bloke seems to have capitalized on this ban. The email stated that:

“In view of the Govt. of India directive to mobile operators, all the corporate sms messaging . . . → Read More: Phishing attack leveraging SMS ban

Social Engineering Countermeasures

 

Tring Tring !!

Sir, I am calling on behalf of Moneywise bank.

You have been selected as the most popular customer in our group at Facebook.com As you can see the prize is US$10000 and we would soon be transferring this amount to your account. In this regards, we would need to validate your credentials….Please provide your name as printed on the card, Date of Expiry, Card number.

Our ‘Mr Social Networker’ is on the cloud seven as he happily reads out the details.

Couple of weeks later he is dumbfounded to find all the hard earned . . . → Read More: Social Engineering Countermeasures