Posted July. 06, 2005 00:37,
A warning has been issued against phishing scam sites designed to steal personal information that are disguised as a financial firms internet homepage.
On July 5, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said they found a phishing scam site stealing personal information very similar to a banks homepage, but with a hacking program installed, and asked internet banking users to be cautious.
For example, the FSC asked users to visit a relevant banks homepage using an internet search engine, even if you are asked to confirm your bank account through an email written in the name of __bank or __bank official.
E-mails or online bulletin boards containing phrases such as urgent security notice; your account is about to be suspended temporarily unless you ignore requests of e-mail; and you are required to update your bank account number and social security number as you have a problem with your account, are highly likely to be phishing sites.
In addition, you should be careful of homepage addresses ending with other suffixes other than com or co.kr. The disclosed phishing site ended with the suffix wo.ro.
The FSC has asked people to report possible phishing sites to relevant financial firms or the Korea Information Security Agency (02-118).