The Savings Banks are warning their customers of two new types of fraud with which fraudsters want to get their hands on the login data of Savings Bank customers. That’s how attacks work.
Sparkasse warns against theft of online banking data
Sparkasse warns of two scams in which criminals send text messages to their potential victims. In shaky German, the short messages state that the “Sparkasse Legitimation” expires on April 27, 2022. This is followed by a link that you can use to extend this legitimation. The website linked in this way is a phishing site, which the fraudsters use to intercept the login data you have entered. Specifically, the gangsters ask you to enter your online banking access data, various personal data and the data of your Sparkasse card.
Delete this SMS
and do not tap on the link in it.
If you have already fallen for this fraudulent SMS, then it is essential that you contact your Sparkasse immediately and have your online banking access blocked.
SMS informs about alleged DHL delivery/voicemail
The second current SMS attack variant works like this: Cyber gangsters send SMS that pretend to inform about a pending DHL package delivery or alternatively via a voicemail. The SMS will ask you to install an app on your Android smartphone or Android tablet. This app brings malicious code to your mobile device that manipulates the start of your Sparkasse app.
As soon as you start the Sparkasse app, the malicious software ensures that instead of the Sparkasse app, several dialog windows are displayed in which you enter your name, bank code or BIC of your Sparkasse, your online banking access data (login name/ LegID and PIN) as well as your date of birth and the number of your Sparkasse card.
The same applies here: Delete this SMS immediately and do not install this app under any circumstances. In general, you should only install apps from the relevant Apple and Google app stores and never from other download sites.
If you have already fallen for the scam, inform your Sparkasse immediately and have your online banking access blocked. You should also have your Android device cleaned of malware (or have it cleaned).