5 top banks’ customers targeted by a phishing scam: Report

According to CyberPeace Foundation, suspicious links originating from the USA and France were recently luring Indian users into revealing important personal information. These messages were asking the users to submit a refund application for the disbursement of an income tax refund. Presently, the banks targeted by the scam include Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI, HDFC Bank, and Punjab National Bank.

The functionalities and layout of the webpage used to perpetuate the scam are similar to the official e-filing site to fool the common man. The campaign is also collecting personal and banking information from the user.

The link shared via SMS has no domain name and is not linked with the Indian Government. The IP addresses linked with the scam belong to some third party dedicated cloud hosting providers associated with the US and France.

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