Warning against Pharming – Fraudulent Technique of Getting Client´s Confidential Banking Details
Ceska Sporitelna monitoring has recently detected a new type of Trojan
horse aiming at getting access codes to the internet banking of clients of
several banks, not only of Ceska Sporitelna. Thanks to quick detection of the
fraud attempt, no clients should be affected.
Pharming, virus distribution, Trojan horses or phishing are examples of
fraudulent techniques. Their common feature is that they elude security
technologies and try to install themselves on computers while the users is
surfing the internet for instance. The offending system self- activates
when the user logs on to the internet banking website. The user does not
get to the real web page but to a pre-created copy which aims at getting
clients´ confidential data abusing them.
Supposing your computer was attacked, you may encounter unusual or
suspicious phenomena in your internet banking. You may be prompted to
enter data whish are not usually required. If this is the case, log out
of the application and terminate it immediately. Contact the client
centre of your bank.