HSBC Reports an SMS Phishing Scam Targeting the UK Victims

13
SMS Phishing Scam

People in the UK are facing attacks from a new phishing scam designed to trap victims into sharing their HSBC bank account.

The scam, discovered by Griffin Law, starts with a bogus text message claiming to be from the banking giant informing the receiver about a new payment made through their HSBC app on their phone.

The user is then lead to the site “Security.hsbc.confirm-systems.com” to validate and confirm their bank account, before getting directed to the fake landing page, which asks for their credentials, followed by a series of verification steps.

The fraudulent site uses official HSBC branding, then probes people for specific account details and personal data.

To Read More: Infosecurity