First published: 08th June 2018
Users in Hong Kong have received email with Bank of China branding stating that they have a new message available through online banking with a link to "view" the message. The link is to vishelectric.com/hk/prelogon/digital/authentication/logon/en.htm , which is not a Bank of China website, and the site was not available at the time of writing.
Anyone who has used the link and entered their banking details should contact the Police as soon as possible.
To protect themselves against similar phishing attacks, users should:
- be suspicious of messages purporting to come from their bank;
- type in the bank's website address themselves, rather than relying on a link in an email;
- use a secure connection, https instead of http, when visiting their bank's website;
- check the certificate of their bank's website is valid;