What is the “phishing”?

The phishing is a type of Internet fraud, the purpose of which is to obtain user identification data. These include stealing any passwords, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and other confidential information.

Phishing represents the fake email notifications from banks, providers, payment systems and other organizations about the fact that, the recipient must immediately transfer / update personal data for whatever reason. The reasons may be called different. This may be data loss, system failure, and so on.

The phisher attacks are becoming more sophisticated, and the social engineering techniques are used. But in any case, they try to frighten the customer and to invent a critical reason so that it should provide its personal information. As a rule, the messages contain threats, for example, to block an account if the recipient fails to fulfil the requirements set out in the message (for example: “if you do not provide your data within a week, your account will be blocked”). Often, phishers mention the necessity to improve anti-phishing systems as a reason, for which the user allegedly must provide confidential information (for example, “if you want to protect yourself against phishing, follow this link and enter your username and password”)

The Subsidiary VTB Bank JSC (Kazakhstan) officially informs cardholders that they will under no circumstances request via e-mail the information intended to identify cardholders (card PIN number, payment card number, mailbox authorization, code word, CVV2, CVP code, as well as other personal information of the holder) and strongly recommends deleting any emailing offering to disclose secret information on your cards.