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After you fill in your online banking credentials, cyber criminals use them to breach your real bank account or to sell them on the dark web to other interested parties.
It’s one of the main scamming techniques used to spread financial and data stealing malware.
In order to do that, the phishing emails will seem to come from an official source – it can be bank authorities or other financial institutes, but also delivery companies or social networks representatives.
This way, they’ll persuade you to click on the links contained by their messages and access a website that looks legit, looks like the real one, but it’s actually controlled by them.
Internet services and websites make it easy for us to pay bills, shop, make online reservations and even work. Criminal minds can reach these days further than before, into our private lives, our homes and work offices. Attack methods and tools vary from traditional attack vectors, which use malicious software and vulnerabilities present in almost all the programs and apps (even in the popular Windows operating systems), to ingenious phishing scams deployed from unexpected regions of the world, where justice can’t easily reach out to catch the eventual perpetrators.
This report has proven that people know and understand what phishing is, because 65% of US and 72% of UK respondents answered correctly to question: “What is phishing?” Phishing scams are based on communication made via email or on social networks.Cyber criminals will send you messages and try to trick you into giving them your login credentials – from your bank account, social network, work account, cloud storage or any other personal data that can prove to be valuable for them.You even receive papers that are supposed to make you believe that it’s all for real.
In the end, you are left broke and without any of the promised money.
In exchange for your help, they promise you a very large sum of money.