The National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) has denounced a new phishing campaign that affects the BBVA bank. With this scam, criminals try to obtain the personal and banking details of the victims through a fraudulent email that impersonates the bank.
The message tells the user that their bank account is blocked , however, do not fall into the trap of clicking on the links to try to unblock it. Cybercriminals seek to make victims ‘bite’ with emails to proceed with the theft of information .
If a user has been a victim of this scam , INCIBE recommends changing the password for online banking, informing BBVA of the event and filing a complaint with the State Security Forces and Bodies.
To avoid this type of fraud, INCIBE emphasizes not to open e-mails that have an unknown origin and not to answer them. In addition, the banks never include in their emails links to the login page or attachments . It is advisable to access online banking through the customer area.
Users want to maintain reliable browsing practices, therefore, it is advisable to use strong passwords, keep the antivirus updated, check that the web page on which you are browsing is correct and check that the attachments or links are not malicious.