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“Chat in the Middle” Phishing Attack

Posted in PCI,Security by ebs4pos on September 19, 2009

A new, unique type of phishing attack targeted against online banking customers was recently discovered by the RSA FraudAction Research Lab. RSA has coined this as a “Chat-in-the-Middle” phishing attack and it is first executed through routine means but then presents a more advanced layer of perpetrating online fraud. The phishing attack may dupe bank customers into entering their usernames and passwords into an ordinary phishing site but the addition of a bogus live chat support window can obtain even more credentials via a live chat session initiated by fraudsters.

via “Chat in the Middle” Phishing Attack | PIN Debit Payments Blog.

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