BBVA investigates a new phishing attack that arrives by SMS and warns of the alleged suspension of the bank account

BBVA is the latest hook that cybercriminals are using to launch attacks of the type phishing in Spain. Through an SMS, as in the recent cases of DHL and ING, the attackers hope to hunt clients and non-clients of the Spanish bank through a striking warning:

BBVA: Due to an update, we have had to suspend your account. To unlock it: [enlace a una web que simular pertenecer al banco]

The message, of course, it's false. And do not try to access the link, since the ultimate goal of these actions involves harm to the recipient: theft of personal information, theft of credentials to access private banking or infection of the device.

BBVA assures that they are monitoring this 'phishing' attack

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The message in question contains a gender match error that would be strange in serious communication and includes a fairly long link that does not correspond to the domain normally used by the bank, two details that should make us suspicious about it.

Added to these red flags is the fact that an account is suspended due to an update, something that sounds strange, and that people who are not BBVA Spain customers are receiving it, so they should be doubly suspicious of the message and not try to access the link.

It is best to try to confirm that the text or email message we have received is legitimate

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In any case, before the slightest doubt and as a precaution, it is best to try to confirm that the text message or email we have received is legitimate. More if possible before the increase of attacks of this type. Before this SMS, you can contact the bank by phone or go to their profiles on social networks, such as different people have dones during the last days.

From BBVA are monitoring the case, as reported publicly, although they have not offered further details. Since Genbeta We have contacted those responsible for communication of the entity to obtain more information about the work they are doing in this regard, although at the time of publishing this piece we have not received a response.