FireEye, a cyber security company, has found that certain phishing websites spoofed 26 Indian banks aiming to steal personal information about customers.
FireEye detected that one domain csecurepay[.]com (registered on October 23, 2016, and pretending to be a secure payment gateway) is actually a phishing website that leads to the capturing of customer information such as account number, mobile number, email address, one-time password and other details from 26 banks operating in India.
Once the information is collected, the website displays a fake failed login message to the victim.
Though, the websites were not being used in campaigns, FireEye has notified the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT - In) about the threat.
The phishing sites gathered fake logins from 26 banks, including Bank of Baroda - Corporate, Bank of Baroda - Retail, Bank of Maharashtra, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, IndusInd Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Kotak Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank - Corporate, Lakshmi Vilas Bank - Retail, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of India, State Bank of Jaipur, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Bikaner, State Bank of Travancore, Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank and United Bank of India.
FireEye security researchers also found a second domain (nsecurepay[.]com) registered by the same attacker in August 2016 that was designed to steal credit and debit card information – including those of ICICI Bank, Citibank, Visa and MasterCard and SBI. However, it was observed with functional errors.
"Criminals follow the money, and as more Indians embrace online banking, criminals followed them online. As the digital economy grows, consumers should be aware of the risks that accompany the convenience. The ease of online payments opens new avenues for criminals to trick consumers into divulging their own sensitive banking information. The growing sophistication of these cybercriminal campaigns makes them harder for consumers to identify, and firewalls and antivirus technology do not stop these attacks," Vishak Raman, Senior Director for India and SAARC, FireEye was quoted saying to Economic Times.'