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Santander Bank Polska warns against malware in SMS

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Criminals massively send SMS messages with malware hidden under the link, warn representatives of Santander Bank Polska. If you are not careful, you may end up revealing your online banking login details. “Do not open links from unknown senders” – appeals the bank.

According to Santander Bank Polska, the most frequently used scenarios are information about an alleged message recorded on a voicemail or text message, which you can read after clicking on the link.

For example, you can receive an SMS like this:

Santander BP

As Santander representatives explain, the link in the SMS leads to a fake page where criminals convince you to download the application. “In fact, you will not download the application, you will only infect your device with malware” – underlined

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“This situation may lead to the disclosure of your online banking login details or the acquisition of smsCodes” – added.

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PKO BP, Pekao and mBank warn

This is another scam warning that has surfaced in recent days. We recently reported that PKO BP warns against criminals pretending to be a bank. The scammers were also targeted by, among others, clients of Bank Pekao and mBank. Cybercriminals have prepared fake websites that are used to obtain login details.

The scammers also pretend to be the Ministry of Finance and send e-mails informing about tax arrears. In addition, the police warned against cybercriminals pretending to be the phone numbers of the Małopolska Police.

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