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Recently the Bank of India has also released a Security Alert on Phishing and Vishing* attacks alerting the customers about the fraudulent e-mails (also known as Phishing e-mails) going out to customers of various banks luring them to update sensitive account information like their, User IDs, Passwords, even transaction Passwords, etc., by clicking on an e-mail link or by visiting a website. The bank also alerts that the same sensitive information may be also asked via telephone call (globally known as Vishing attack), pretending to be genuine officer from Bank Of India.

The bank urges the customers not to respond to such Phished emails and fraudulent telephone calls.

The alert also provides contact details - including e-mail and phone numbers - to which Phishing and Vishing attacks an be reported.

>>>> See the Security Alert at:

>>>> * Vishing : or voice phishing is the criminal practice of using social engineering over the telephone system, most often using features facilitated by Voice over IP (VoIP), to gain access to private personal and financial information from the public for the purpose of financial reward. The term is a combination of "voice" and phishing.


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