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ESET detects "Visa" phishing campaign in Latin America

Bnamericas Published: Friday, March 25, 2016
ESET detects

IT security firm ESET has detected a new phishing campaign in Latin America that uses the Visa brand to steal financial or credit card details.

The campaign sends emails entitled Visa Web Center from the email address info@speedy.com with the message that the user's account has been blocked and redirecting them to a website to resolve the problem.

By positioning the cursor over the link it becomes apparent that the user is not being redirected to the Visa website but a fraudulent one, where the user will be asked to type in personal credit card details.

Once the details are entered the user is redirected to the official Visa website so they don't notice anything when they try to log into the site.

The fact that the campaign is in Spanish indicates who the target audience is.

Phishing is one of the most common and successful forms of financial fraud in Latin America.

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