Belfius Bank Phishing Emails Target Belgian Users

Cybercriminals are on a mission to collect sensitive information

By Eduard Kovacs on January 8th, 2013 20:41 GMT

Internauts are advised to be on the lookout for fake emails purporting to come from Belfius Bank, the Belgian financial institution that up until recently was known as Dexia Bank Belgium.

The bogus notifications appear to come from email addresses such as:  
- beveiligingswaarschuwing@belfius.be
- info@belfius.be
- no-reply@belfius.be

They’ve been found to carry subject lines such as: “Belangrijk Bericht,” “Belfius Bank Klantenservice,” “U hebt 1 nieuw bericht Veiligheid Alert!” “Uw Online Banking is tijdelijk geblokkeerd,” “Update your online bankieren!” or “ACTUALISERING VAN ONZE 2013 KLATEN ONLINE REKENINGEN.”

Users who click on the links contained in these emails are directed to a fake Belfius website where they’re prompted to enter credit card details and other personal and financial information.

Security experts from MX Lab have thoroughly analyzed this particular spam campaign and they provide a number of fake notification examples.
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