November 16, 2006

Phishing attack targets SBI customers

NEW DELHI: Websense Security Labs today said it has received reports of a phishing attack that targets customers of State Bank of India.

Users receive a spoofed email message, which claims that banking information needs to be updated because of an upgrade to the servers. The email provides a link to a phishing site that attempts to collect personal and account information.

This phishing site is hosted in the United States and was up at the time of issuing the alert, Websense said in a statement.

The phishing email text to SBI netbanking customers asked for upgrading their account information.

The Websense statement also said it had received reports of phishing attacks targeted at First Exchange Bank, McLloyds Bank International and Central National Bank of Enid.

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