Very often in the media it is emphasized that cryptocurrency users are attacked by hackers. Unfortunately, such incidents also occur in the case of bank customers. PKO BP customers have experienced this.
PKO BP customers and mysterious emails
Recently, PKO Bank Polski customers receive e-mails with alleged confirmation of the transaction. It’s a hacker trap. Cyber criminals attach a suspicious attachment, which is a virus installation file.
– Criminals send false confirmations of operations in which they impersonate PKO Bank Polski. The email pretends to be a notification from the transaction website, and the content and title suggest that the attachment confirms the transaction with iPKO. Opening the attachment installs malicious software – so criminals have control over the victim’s computer – we read in the press release of PKO BP.
To avoid infection, simply do not open or download the file to our disk.
PKO BP, however, asks for urgent contact with the hotline persons who have received such or a similar message and clicked on the link. Bank customers can contact the institution using two phone numbers:
- 800 302 302 (for national numbers in the country),
- + 48 81 535 60 60 (for calls from abroad and from mobile phones).
What happens after the infection? From now on, hackers have full access to all saved items, including contacts, login details for online banking or an SMS. They can therefore “empty” our bank account.
ING warns against … cryptocurrency cheaters
Interestingly, ING Bank Śląski has also recently warned its clients, but not so much about hackers as cryptocurrency fraudsters.
– False investment advisers may try to contact you by phone or e-mail. Currently, however, we most often observe cases in which our clients, seeking help in investments, start cooperation with fraudsters who hide their intentions well – explains the bank.
“Fake Investment Consulting Companies May Ask You sharing confidential data, such as login and password to online banking or your data card payment. They may also ask you to get sensitive data installing additional software on a computer like TeamViewer or AnyDesk. If you install them, scammers will be able to remotely observe everything that is happening on your monitor and affect the operation of the computer (so-called remote desktop). Scammers may also ask you for giving them codes from authorization SMSes or enter them yourself, for example, to authorize a bank loan application. “
– warns institution.