Russians have been warned of fraudulent robots that entice personal data

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Russians have been warned of fraudulent robots that entice personal data

Criminals have started using rogue robots against Russians. Telephone scammers use technology to call victims, ostensibly on behalf of banks and entice personal data from them. The owners of the robots use the information received to steal money from their accounts. A case of cheating a client through a call from an automated system was revealed at VTB.

The bank said that the subscriber for two days in a row the user received calls from a supposedly “robotic bank assistant”, who reported the approval of the application to change the financial phone number. The robot offered to answer “yes” or “no” to confirm the changes, and then connected with the operator.

This gave the victim the impression that the banking system was communicating with him. VTB noted that, despite the use of a robot, in fact, we are talking about another method of social engineering, when, using trust and leading questions, attackers try to find out a person's personal data. Thus, you can find out the account number, the phone number associated with it, a security question and other information that could help scammers withdraw money.

The bank emphasized: if a person needs to get any information about the account, he should directly contact the bank by the official phone number and not rush to answer questions when there is an unexpected call from the organization.

This is just a special case of using robots for fraudulent schemes. Earlier it was reported that cybercriminals were calling bank customers using voice assistants and asking to confirm the transfer. Sberbank also warned that, under the guise of bank assistants, robots inform customers about allegedly suspicious transactions, after which they offer to connect with a pseudo-security officer.

According to Sberbank, there are at least 12 trading platforms for the sale of information from banks, mobile operators and payment systems in Runet. On nine of them, you can even buy bank card numbers. According to Stanislav Kuznetsov, deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank, cybercriminals often have access to information from databases of external services – for example, online stores and delivery companies.

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