Phishing scam targets financial institutions in Sri Lanka

Phishing scam targets financial institutions in Sri Lanka

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

19 Jan, 2019 | 8:25 pm

Colombo (News1st): It has been reported to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka that a phishing attempt has been initiated targeting mainly the financial institutions of Sri Lanka and the phishing emails appear to be sent from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Department of CBSL with the subject “Notice From Central Bank Of Sri Lanka EPF”.

The content of the email was reported to be with links to malicious websites and downloadable malicious software.

Issuing a statement, the Central Bank informs the general public and institutions that the EPF Department of CBSL has not sent out such emails.

The public and institutions are adviced to be alert of this ongoing phishing attempt and not open suspicious emails with the subject “Notice From Central Bank Of Sri Lanka EPF” or open its attachments or click on any of its links.

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