Phishers over the last few years have redoubled their efforst to dupe innocents of their hard earned money
NEW DELHI, INDIA: As I logged into my ICICI online bank account to check whether my salary has been credited or not, I had a strange eerie feeling that some thing was not right.
The page design looked same as it looked every time I opened it in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The frames were correct, the logos and colours were all right but something was a miss. Some thing was not right. Some thing was phishy.
The ICICI Bank’s online URL, though visibly correct, was showing too many characters to my liking. The digital signature supposed to be present on right bottom hand side of page was not there. The words of Patrick Runald, F Secure’s senior security consultant, quickly hit my mind.
This isn’t a genuine ICICI website!
“Hundreds of fake domains are being created using the names of prestigious banks and their only idea is to steal money right under your nose,” Patrick had said.
He had added URLS of all the prestigious banks in India are being faked hundreds of times everyday and at F secure centre at Singapore tracks hundreds of such cases every day. Continue reading