Attackers tackle Sparkasse customers. With a simple SMS they try to get personal data from the victims with the TAN trick. Don’t fall for this trick.
Sparkasse customers have to be careful with TAN-SMS
Not only SMS with the content of a fake DHL dispatch notification are in circulation, but also SMS that Focus on Sparkasse customers. An SMS from an unknown number claims that the TAN procedure has expired and that you should log in again using an Internet address for the TAN procedure. At first glance it looks completely harmless, but the URL that you should click on does not come from the Sparkasse, but from the attackers and looks like this:
If you click on the link, the access data for the Sparkasse account should be entered. Anyone who does this has a problem, because this is how the attackers have the access data and any other personal information. Anyone who has received such a text message should under no circumstances click on the link. All Sparkasse customers who do not expect SMS from the bank and who pay close attention to the address should be particularly attentive. You should always be skeptical about emails too.
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Large data leaks result in a new series of phishing
Only a few months ago there was a major data leak on Facebook, which could be partly responsible for the fact that many cell phone numbers were stolen, which attackers use to search for victims. Some time ago it became known that attackers wanted to fake DHL SMS and install a virus. Even the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) warns of these attacks. Sparkasse customers are also a popular destination. Further attacks with well-known names of companies could follow in the future. That should only be the beginning. So if you get an SMS and can’t do anything with it, regardless of which company, you should always be skeptical and not click on links that have unknown URLs.