Canara Bank has issued an alert to make customers aware and protect them from social engineering attacks.
In the Corona era, in view of the increasing case of online fraud, government and private banks keep alerting their customers from time to time. Fraudsters are also finding out new ways to execute fraud. To protect the customers from them, the government bank Canara Bank has issued an alert. The bank has said in its tweet that Canara Bank hopes for safe banking for you and your loved ones by creating awareness. The bank said, also share this with your loved ones so that they are also aware.
To make the customers aware and to avoid social engineering attack, Canara Bank has issued an alert. The bank said in a tweet that social engineering is a process to manipulate users. Through this hackers get reliable information of users and withdraw money from their account.
How are social engineering victims
According to Canara Bank’s tweet, customers are hunted through common types of social engineering attacks like fishing attacks, batting attacks, pretaxing attacks, QUID PRO QUO.
Phishing attacks attempt to steal and steal users’ personal data through a sense of urgency or fear. In a batting attack, users are lured through offers and fraudsters deliver malware to the users’ devices.
#SocialEngineering is the process of manipulating users to share trusted information with hackers. By creating awareness, #CanaraBank hopes you and your loved ones #BankSafe wherever you are. Share this with your loved ones so they are aware as well.#SocialEngineeringAttacks pic.twitter.com/woeCUbsl72
— Canara Bank (@canarabank) May 25, 2021
At the same time, QUID PRO QUO consists of a hacker requesting sensitive information in exchange for a displayable service. Whereas in the pretaxing attack, the hackers try to build trust through some identity so that they can somehow steal the data of the users.
‘5A’ will save you from social engineering attack
The bank has also told customers how to avoid social engineering. The bank said that by following ‘5A’, you can protect yourself from hackers and keep money safe. Let’s know what is ‘5 A’
>> Account Passwords – Do not reply to financial information or request for password.
>> Attachments- Do not follow any suspicious or unknown links or attachments.
>> Anti-Virus Software – Protect your digital device with anti-virus software and firewalls.
>> Account Card Info- Do not share OTP, CVV, credit and debit card details or PIN with anyone.
>> Applications- Never download applications from untrusted software.
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