Customers from 16 banks affected by phishing attacks, Eset says

- Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Customers from 16 banks affected by phishing attacks, Eset says

Customers from 16 Brazilian banks were victims of a recent phishing attack, local paper Folha de S Paulo reported, citing information from Slovakian antivirus and security software developer Eset.

According to the report, the financial institutions had their websites duplicated.

Eset said that three servers were involved in the attacks, according to the report. The company also detected 63 fraudulent websites ending in .br, .com and .gov.br.

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Eset develops software solutions that deliver protection against evolving computer security threats.

The company has global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas located in San Diego, California. Eset also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore.