Several active phishing campaigns in Finland
05.02.2016 klo 14:37 - Updated 29.02.2016 klo 09:47
FICORA has reported about several phishing campaigns this week. Themes of the phishing messages have concerned Posti, the police, Nordea and Danske Bank. The themes may change as the phishing campaigns progress. Phishing messages have been sent by email and text messages. The phishing campaigns related to Posti and the police were targeted at users of online banking access codes.
By far, the Helsinki Police Department is aware of 40 users that have entered their banking access codes on a fake website during this week. The access codes have been immediately used to withdraw payday loans.
Banks, post offices or the police never request banking access codes by email or text messages.
Target group of the alert
All users of online services
Possible solutions and restrictive measures
It is recommended never to open phishing messages or any links they contain. If you have entered your online banking access codes on a fake website, contact the customer service of your bank immediately.
- Information security now! "Phishing in Posti's name" in Finnish (1.2.2016)
- Information security now! "Phishing of banking access codes continues in Nordea's name" in Finnish (2.2.2016)
- Information security now! "Phishers are now after Finnish online banking access codes in the name of the police and Danske Bank" in Finnish (3.2.2016)
The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)
The National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI)
Itämerenkatu 3 A
P.O. Box 313
Media contacts by telephone +358 295 390 248