December 6, 2022

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Intesa Sanpaolo customers were targeted by an email phishing attempt. Clicking the link in the message means giving your money as a gift.

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In recent weeks, Unicredit Bank users have faced a serious threat. A fraudulent message, through which cybercriminals aim to obtain passwords and access codes for home banking profiles, undermining the calm of account holders. A short text message in this case, but the speech does not change: A phishing attempt has, unfortunately, been a very “common” scam of recent times, especially after increasing the time spent at home, thus using virtual means to make payments and monitor accounts.

After Unicredit, the alarm is now sounding for another well-known credit institution such as Intesa Sanpaolo. In fact, in recent days, many users have been reached From misleading contact mirror (This time by e-mail) and with the same goal: hack the keys to access online accounts, and drain them in a short distance with one click. The communication about the existing risks came from the bank itself, which called on its customers to pay attention to the letter, revealing its content.

Fraud against Intesa Sanpaolo customers: the bank’s phishing handbook

The message is not much different from others who feared the same threat. In fact, phishing always works the same way: an alleged blocking of the checking account, a link that can be clicked to solve the problem, and, of course, Request to confirm access codes. Those who comply with these requests, of course, hand over the keys to their money directly to the scammers. In the case of Intesa Sanpaolo, the letter depends on the authority of the name. In practice, scammers use the bank address to give an appearance of authenticity to their trap message.

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The bank immediately denied the fraudulent message, and issued an official communication with the details of the threat and above all with the defense tools. The invitation is always to carefully check incoming messages that contain content of this type. Specifically, the phishing message circulating among Intesa Sanpaolo customers is referred to as Alleged request previously ignored For this, identity confirmation and DSP2 services are required to be activated. With the usual reference to the blocked card and the need to click on the fake miracle links to get it back. No bank sends such communications. If you encounter such messages, never click on these links but immediately contact your banking advisor. The message, of course, is trivial.