Cybersecurity specialists warn of several frauds that take place on behalf of RCB. Here it is what to pay attention at. Specialists from CERT-RO – the National Centre for Cyber Security Incident Response – claim to have received several notifications regarding fraud carried out on behalf of RCB. Basically, the customers of this bank are targeted, and the attempts are of the phishing type, i.e. the extraction of sensitive data, announces playtech.ro. Recently, thefts of money from bank cards in the Republic of Moldova have intensified.
Cybercriminals seek to seize the bank details of naive people and then take their money from the account. CERT-RO claims that the method is not a sophisticated one. There are a number of phishing messages targeting RCB customers, yet these messages are received from e-mail addresses from abroad.
Thus, attackers try to find out the bank card information from users.
“How this attack works: The message comes from an address with no connection to RCB, from various domains (.com, .fr) (…). The text is quite correctly written in Romanian, but with spelling inaccuracies, a sign that the attackers could have used an automatic online translation tool. Under the pretext that BCR has ‘updated its online security system’; the attackers are trying to determine the potential victims to enter the card data, because ‘from January 1 this year, all cards are temporarily deactivated for online payments’. Certainly, the user should realize that it is an attempt of fraud, especially if he used the card without problems during the specified period “, say the specialists from CERT-RO.
In the Republic of Moldova, the theft of bank data takes place through several communication applications. In a statement, the National Bank of Moldova draws the public’s attention to the fact that any information regarding bank cards is private and should not be communicated to anyone, not even to bank representatives. The warning comes in the context of false messages sent on communication applications such as Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. on behalf of the central bank.
Such messages are issued by imposters trying to obtain bank card data from uninformed people. In the case of disclosure, the information can be used by scammers to steal money from the card account.
Keeping money on the card is a safe option if the conditions of its use are respected. It is important that the card details are not disclosed to third parties.
In order to avoid the unauthorized use of cards, customers are advised, in case they are contacted by alleged bank employees and asked for their card details, to immediately interrupt the call, call the number indicated on the card and inform the bank that issued the card.
In this context, NCPDP reminds about the non-admission of personal data disclosure- whatever field it is: banking, health, work, social, etc. – to unauthorized third parties. Disclosure of personal data may have negative consequences following their improper processing.