Surge in cyber-attacks: CBB warns to safeguard personal, banking info

Source24×7 News
SectorFinancial Services

Manama: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has warned consumers to be cautious and be vigilant of short message services (SMS), telephone calls, smartphone applications and websites when sharing their personal and banking information. This warning comes as a result of increased cyberattacks and fraud globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBB urged consumers to check SMS alerts in order to keep track of banking transactions; not respond to any calls received through smartphone apps (such as Viber, etc.) claiming to be the bank service provider and requesting personal and banking information. Banks would never use a smartphone app to request sensitive information; not enter sensitive information in any pop-up windows whilst browsing; always change the PIN and password assigned by the bank while accessing Internet Banking Services for the first time and remember to change it periodically; be alert more...