Warnings of organized technical campaigns targeting credit card holders in Iraq
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The Digital Media Center (DMC) has warned of an organized online campaign targeting credit card holders in Iraq, with the aim of fraud and theft.
The center said in a statement seen by "Al-Iqtisad News", that "during the last period, it monitored the spread of links on the communication sites under the pretext of the existence of rewards or sums of money that the Iraqi government intends to pay to employees through their credit cards."
He added: "By following up on the links by the center's team, it turned out that they are fake and aim to persuade the public to reveal sensitive and important information on their credit cards that allow the attackers to withdraw money from these cards without the consent of their owners."
In its statement, the center warned that "phishing operations are still on the rise in Iraq and may develop in the near future, following the spread of the use of electronic cards and the state's trend towards digitizing the banking sector."
The center warned that "this matter requires the public to follow a number of tips and instructions for protecting their credit cards, the most important of which are: not to disclose card information or to purchase online except from trusted authorities, and to secure the protection of devices and Internet networks used in financial transactions."
The center advised to "review the recent activities of the account from time to time and inform the bank of any suspicious activity."