Cyber thieves who don’t face drought of new ideas to exploit people on cyber space have now come up with a new ‘educational grant’ phishing mail scam.
According financial website Money Saving Expert cyber thieves are targeting students from renowned universities and luring them into revealing sensitive bank details.
For instance, one student from Queen Mary University London (QMUL) was tricked into revealing bank details and lost £300. Students have to be cautious when such mails pop into their inbox as they look authentic at first sight. The above mentioned student had received the malicious mail and it looked as if it came from the university’s finance department along with the logo.
As she processed to comply with further instructions, she was asked to fill an online form, which required her personal and banking details.
According to experts Phishing mails are usually sent in batches, especially around main payment dates in September, January, and April.