Social Security does not need your information to update your health card

Cybercriminals are always on the alert to take advantage of any censorship and keep citizens’ data. For this reason, they are convenient Be aware of new phishing attempts that come to our phones. The Civil Guard has warned of a new fraud attempt that seeks to impersonate Social Security.

The technique used in this case He is smilingwhich as noted by the National Institute for Cybersecurity (INCIBE) “consists of Send an SMS by a cybercriminal to a user posing as an entity with the intent of stealing private information or charging a financial fee.”

INCIBE posted the alert on Wednesday giving it a high weight rating. When the screenshot was released for the fraud alert, the scammers are posing as social security and They confirm that the health card “requires an update”. However, it is a trap and you should not bite it.

Clicking on the link redirects the citizen to a fake website. This requests the personal data (name, surname, date of birth, email) of the individual to be stolen and used fraudulently.

“Social security: Your new health card is available. To continue to benefit from your rights, submit your application through: [URL fraudulenta]A new message appears as soon as you click on the initial link.

INCIBE notes that “this data can be used to commit targeted attacks in the future specific people and thus easily deceive the victim. In addition, they warn that it is not excluded that the cyber attack will also arrive via e-mail.

What to do if you receive an SMS

Cybersecurity experts point out that if you receive the SMS, you don’t have to enter any data. One must Delete and block it to the sender.

It is important to know that departments, banks or other institutions communicate only with citizens, customers or users through official channels They will never ask for personal data.

In addition, it is necessary to know how to recognize this type of fraud and take this into account when identifying them, for example, It often contains misspellings. In general, don’t click on links, don’t be wary of coupons or discounts, don’t download attachments, or protect accounts with strong passwords and double verification systems.

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