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Almost 4 million dollars worth of damage to banks by phishing in 2018

The damage caused by phishing attacks by Dutch banks ran in the past year, to 3,81 million euro. That is according to figures from the betaalvereniging will the Netherlands. A year earlier, was the counter still at 1.05 million euros.

Phishing receive victims a nepbericht of for example a bank, where they are tempted to log in. These credentials are then sent to the attacker sent, which can invade to steal money.

According to the betaalvereniging will the Netherlands use cyber criminals more and better tools, that allow phishing attacks more often and on a larger scale. In addition, see the e-emails are becoming more professional, what they are difficult to distinguish.

Fraudsters would also, increasingly, phishing attacks via apps such as WhatsApp run. In addition, they use the names of victims in e-mails to build trust.

The betaalvereniging will the Netherlands calls on customers of banks to watch out for or a e-mail actually originated from the address of a bank. Also it would be wise to not just click on links in e-mails to print.

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