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Phishers target Swiss banking customers, Sophos reports

by Donna Buenaventura / April 6, 2004 3:35 AM PDT

One of Switzerland's largest regional banking organisations has been targeted by criminals aiming to defraud customers.

Basler Kantonalbank (BKB), headquartered in Basel, has warned customers to be wary of emails claiming to come from the bank which may result in sensitive banking details being stolen or "phished".

In a warning on its website the bank warns users not to click on links contained in the emails, which direct customers to a bogus version of BKB website. There, customers are asked to type in their authorisation details - giving critical information to fraudsters.


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