As if the financial crisis and government bailout isn’t already a bit fishy to some taxpayers, now it’s the subject of a social engineering phishing exploit. The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning that
Phishers (pronounced “fishers’) may send attention-getting emails that look like they’re coming from the financial institution that recently acquired your bank, savings and loan, or mortgage. Their intent is to collect or capture your personal information, like your credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security number, passwords, or other sensitive information. Their messages may ask you to “update,” “validate,” or “confirm” your account information.
- Ken Silva, Chief Technology Officer, VeriSign
- Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
- Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice
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