Phishers use taxman con to hook home insurance giant
More than 3,000 BetterSure clients targeted, but firm insists no personal data has been compromised
Cyber criminals have launched a phishing attack on nearly 4,000 BetterSure home insurance clients, but the bank says its firewall and e-mail security system immediately picked up on the threat.
On Friday, using a phishing e-mail, the attackers gained access to an internal e-mail account of a BetterSure administration employee. Through this account the hackers then targeted 3,500 of the company’s clients using a similar phishing e-mail.
Phishing e-mails, which contain malicious software, are disguised to look like e-mails from legitimate businesses, and are used by criminals to con prospective victims into divulging personal information such as login details and passwords for bank and retail accounts...