PKO BP, BNP Paribas. CERT Polska and CSIRT KNF warn against scammers – fake ads, SMS messages

PKO BP, BNP Paribas. CERT Polska and CSIRT KNF warn against scammers – fake ads, SMS messages
PKO BP, BNP Paribas. CERT Polska and CSIRT KNF warn against scammers – fake ads, SMS messages

The cybersecurity team at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (CSIRT KNF) warns against fraudsters pretending to be BNP Paribas. Cybercriminals tempt customers with an alleged bonus of PLN 900. In recent days, there have also been campaigns impersonating PKO BP.

The cybersecurity team at the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) informed that advertisements appeared on the Internet in which the fraudsters pretended to be BNP Paribas. “We warn customers of @BNPParibas_PL against false advertisements in which fraudsters offer a PLN 900 bonus. The advertisement leads to a fake website that extorts data such as PESEL and mother’s maiden name” – we read in the post on Twitter.

The post also includes screenshots showing the above ads. “Bank Paribas transfers 900 PLN to the account! Enter PESEL and receive 900 PLN to the account!” – we read in its content (original spelling). The advertisement by fraudsters bears the bank’s logo.

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Fraudsters pretend to be PKO BP

These are not the only actions of fraudsters in recent days. The CERT Polska team reported that they had noticed a campaign in which cybercriminals pretended to be PKO BP. “The goal was to infect Android devices with malware from the Coper family – for the first time in Poland” – it was reported.

Cyber ​​criminals send SMS messages asking for system renewal by “activating” the application. After clicking on the link included in the message, the user is redirected to a fake PKO BP bank website. “The attackers have prepared a step-by-step instruction for the user on how to install the application and grant it additional permissions. After the first launch, a window appears, which insistently demands consent to the use of accessibility services” – we read in the message.

“If the user agrees that the malware uses this functionality, it can imitate user actions such as clicking buttons or closing windows. As a result, it takes full control of the device” – added the CERT Polska team.

CERT Polska was established to respond to incidents that violate security on the Internet. The team operates within the structures of the National Research Institute – Scientific and Academic Computer Network (NASK).

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