IBM Trusteer issued a security alert regarding a new and dangerous financial malware variant currently named Goznym.
This malware, which is targeting banks and credit unions, attempts an account takeover of an end users online banking session in order to commit fraud. Infection methods usually include clicking on links in spam emails or opening infected MS Word documents.
The 2015 Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. It’s the time when Medicare recipients can comparison shop and make changes to their plans. It’s also a time when scammers take advantage of older consumers.
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CO-OP Financial Services says there is a CO-OP Mobile text phishing scam affecting some credit unions in the country. This fraudulent attempt to capture account information is done with an automated SMS/text message referring to itself as CO-OP Mobile. The text message requests members to enter their account information (including ATM PIN number).
Members should avoid clicking links within the text messages and not respond to these messages that request account information.
We do NOT ask members for account information including ATM PIN numbers. Members that may have felt they have responded to this scam should change their password as well as their PIN immediately.
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