Phishers Target UCPB Customers
Spammed messages typically purport to come from banks and financial institutions to lure users into divulging their credentials and personal information. Trend Micro researchers spotted spammed messages pretending to come from United Coconut Planter’s Bank (UCPB). It notifies users of a message alert. In order to view it, they should click the provided link. Once users click on the URL, they are redirected to bogus UCPB web page that asks for sensitive information such as usernames, email addresses, and passwords.
Users are advised to verify first the legitimacy of a particular email message from a seemingly known source before taking any action. They can do so by contacting the organization directly. It is also advisable to be cautious in clicking and divulging information online.