Voice Phishing Attack on Santa Barbara Trust


Websense Security Labs has received reports of a new phishing attack that targets customers of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Users receive an email message that is spoofed and has the subject "Message 156984 Client's Details Confirmation (Santa Barbara Bank & Trust)."

Unlike the most popular form of phishing where users are lured to click on a URL and are directed to a fraudulent site, this lure uses a telephone number. The phone number is in the Southern California area code and was answering at the time of this alert.

When victims dial the phone number, the recording requests that they enter their account number. WebsenseŽ - Security Labs Alert: Santa Barbara Trust (Voice Phishing)

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 24th June 2006 1:06AM