Date: 6 months ago   Category: Finance

Swindlers have invented a new way of theft of money from cash cards — Rambler News Service


Hackers have thought up the new roguish scheme on theft of money from cash cards of Russians, Izvestia has reported. Malefactors are represented by the staff of banks, ask citizens to call back concerning suspicious operation and to call these cards then remove money. The head of the Zecurion Analytics company specializing in cyber security Vladimir Ulyanov has said that swindlers use federal the law on blocking of the card by bank. Hackers send the SMS with the text "Within the law of June 27, 2018 No. 167-FZ your card is blocked, confirm the last operation on e-mail or phone". Then they communicate with card owners by phone then they can transfer money or pay purchases in online stores by means of the obtained data. About 100 people have already suffered from the new scheme. Damage caused by actions of swindlers reaches 2 million rubles, the staff of the company "the Attacks the Killer" has found out. The head of Zecurion Analytics has noted that the reference to the federal law significantly increases chances of swindlers of success. However actually banks can't block transactions of cards. Such opportunity will appear at credit institutions only on September 26 the current year. At the end of August the State Office of Public Prosecutor of Russia has reported about other new type of fraud with cash cards. According to department, hackers are represented by the staff of banks in messengers where send to citizens messages about write-off of a large sum of money from the card. To cancel transaction, to card owners suggest to call confidential data then there is a conclusion of money.

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