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Phishing still hits banks and customers

Date: November 21, 2006

The increasing use of electronic channels for payments has posed a new security problem for banks. India’s largest bank, the State Bank of India (SBI), has reported an attempt at phishing (a fradulent way of acquiring PIN numbers and bank passwords using the Internet /email by claiming to be a trusted brand) to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

This organisation is associated with the ministry of communication and information technology and acts as a referral agency to the Indian e-community for incidents related to computer security.
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