Phishing Scheme Used VoIP to Steal Debit Card Data

In a new variation on phishing campaigns, thieves used text messages and VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) calls to steal debit card data from customers of a number of US financial institutions. The method is called voice phishing or “vishing” (using a phone to scam customers).

The targeted bank customers received text messages telling them their debit card has been deactivated and were given a phone number to call to reactivate the card. The number sent them to an interactive voice response (IVR) system that asked for their debit card number and PIN.

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