The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate informs citizens about attempts to intercept personal data through "phishing"
The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate has recently reported cases of attempted interception of personal data, via emails using "phishing" techniques.
Specifically, through emails, which are sent en masse to the citizens, with an emerging postal company providing postal services, unknown perpetrators attempt to steal personal data under the pretext of demanding payment of transportation and storage costs.
Emails contain links, which lead to websites where the login details for online accounts (email, socialmedia, webbanking) and payment cards must be filled in.
Then, if the recipient of the email fills in the required information, the perpetrators use it either to gain unauthorized access to the victim's accounts, or to conduct unauthorized electronic transactions, using the intercepted card details.
It is pointed out that these emails need a lot of attention, as they are extremely plausible. Internet users who receive them are invited to:
- do not select the suggested links,
- do not reply to messages,
- not enter and send personal data and credit card details,
as in no case are they true.
More information on the phishing methodology can be found at: https://cyberalert.gr/phising/
It is recalled that citizens can communicate, with anonymity or surname, with the Electronic Crime Prosecutor's Office in order to provide information or to report illegal or scandalous acts or activities done via the internet, to the following contact details:
Sending e-mail to: [email protected]
Through the web portal of the Hellenic Police (https://portal.astynomia.gr)
Through the application (application) for smart phones (smartphones): CYBERKΙD
Via Twitter: @CyberAlertGR