Bahamas police report increase in Phishing attacks

ENews published an article on August 28, 2020 about the daily increase in phishing attacks. Here’s a summary:

From COVID-19 lockdowns, Bahamian police have seen an increase in daily phishing attacks. Chief Superintendent Matthew Edgecombe office in charge of the financial crimes investigation branch stated that the CBA has launched an Ad campaign warning against such schemes as there has been an increase in victims.

The Commonwealth Bank held a press conference that warned customers not to fall prey to phishing email spams that have been flagged by other local financial institutions. Persons are lured by fake emails into disclosing personal financial details which result in funds being stolen from their accounts.  Efforts are being made to dissuade the public from being involved in fraudulent activities and international partners have been chipping in to track these persons.

 

Source: ewnews.com


Contributed by Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of our Women in InfoSec Caribbean (WISC) initiative on Discord. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security. Learn more about WISC at wiscaribbean.org.

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