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Data & Analytics News Updates, January 2nd 2013

This week’s data and analytics news include Bank Windhoek and Glasgow authorities’ warning about recent bank data scams and the Eurograbber scam netting $47m in 2012.

January 02, 2013 | The Asian Banker Editor

Bank Windhoek cautions customers about phishing scam
Namibia’s Bank Windhoek warned its internet banking users to beware of a recent phishing scam, with clients receiving a fraudulent email notifying them that the security machinery at the bank has been upgraded, and all customers are required to update their account information.

Eurograbber scam nets $47m
Security firms Check Point Software Technologies and Versafe revealed that 30,000 European banking customers were robbed of $47 million in an online banking scam in 2012. Dubbed Eurograbber, the scam tricked customers into download a customised variant of the Zeus Trojan, which then took control of their computers and intercepted online banking sessions.

Glasgow residents warned of telephone scam
Glasgow authorities warned residents to beware of fraudsters who have been trying to obtain bank card details via a telephone scam. The scammers allegedly posed as bank officials and phoned up account holders, requesting for their PIN after claiming that their accounts have been fraudulently accessed, and that their banks cards would need to be replaced.


Re-disseminated by The Asian Banker

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Keywords:Bank Windhoek, Eurograbber