Several active phishing campaigns in Finland

FICORA has received notifications about several phishing campaigns. People are advised to stay alert for phishing messages. If you have entered your banking access codes or credit card information on some website as a result of a phishing message, contact your bank immediately. Phishing campaigns are investigated by the police.

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.

Further information

Update history

Key words: Internet , Electronic services , Hoax , Alerts

LinkedIn Print

logo

The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)

The National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI)

Itämerenkatu 3 A

P.O. Box 313

FI-00180 HELSINKI


Media contacts by telephone +358 295 390 248