Phishing attacks: alert for Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit customers (photo)

phishing has now become a relatively widespread practice and aims to steal personal and sensitive information through misleading communications. The latest phishing attacks target the customers of the banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit .

A recent report by Bitdefender Antispam Lab showed that in the last few days communications have been sent, almost exclusively via email , to Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit customers with the purpose of stealing personal and sensitive information, such as access data to the home banking profile. The attacks occurred in the days of end of June .

These phishing campaigns based on fraudulent emails have been designed with maximum efficiency , using authentic logos, correct language and a layout similar to the legitimate correspondence sent by the two financial institutions. The screenshots in the gallery will show you an example of the fraudulent communications. The goal was to steal confidential financial information linked to bank accounts, as well as login information.

Locating the managers of this type of activity is never easy. Therefore the best suggestion not to run into it is to be very careful about the sender of the hypothetical e-mails and, in case you have any doubts, contact the bank directly for clarification.