Saturday, February 4, 2012

FBI issues alert for new cyber scam


The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection(DATCP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are warning the public about a new email phishing scam called “Gameover”.
If you affected by latest cyber scam, it may be “game over” for your banking account. The Division Administrator for Trade and Consumer Protection Mr.Sandy Chalmers told that normally phishing scams target is to collect your personal data, but this ‘Gameover’ scam goes straight for your banking accounts. If you prey to this scam, that cause a tremendous amount of damage to your accounts.

This phishing scam will hack your information by sending an unwanted and fraudulent mail contains “claiming to be from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)” and you will be asked to click the following link. If you click that link means, you will be redirect to phony website, the browser automatically downloads one malware program called Gameover. It is very harmful for your computer and steals your banking information.

To protect yourself from this scam, if you get an email from any of the agencies listed above, do not click it and delete immediately. No agencies send out unsolicited e-mails to bank account holders. If you think that there is a problem with your account or a recent transaction, contact your banks straightly. Then frequently update your computer anti-virus as possible.

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