Cybercriminals are using social media to trick customers into handing over their online banking credentials. Danny Palmer

Danny Palmer reports:

A phishing campaign is targeting customers of every major UK bank, with cybercriminals posing as customer support staff on Twitter in an attempt to steal users’ online banking credentials.


In this instance, cybercriminals monitor Twitter for users approaching genuine support accounts for banks, and attempt to hijack the conversation with a fake support page. For example, when a customer Tweeted at the real Barclay’s @BarclaysUKHelp account, criminals hijacked the request with a fake customer support account: @BarclaysHelpUK.

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