a Careless attitude to data of their Bank cards – namely, forwarding their photos in messengers may result in the loss of all funds in the account. Warned about this in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy CEO of Sberbank Stanislav Kuznetsov.
“People are extremely careless attitude to their personal data,” – said Kuznetsov, and therefore in shadow, and in the normal Internet is easy to find numbers of plastic cards. “Even if you take a picture of your card and send it to anyone – it’s basically leaked already. With the same success you can throw out the wallet from his wages in the ballot box,” said he.
Indeed, many messengers (e.g. WhatsApp and Telegram) can store images and videos from the chat memory of the mobile device. If the smartphone gets malware and gains access to the built-in drive, sensitive photos become the prey of criminals.
Knowing the card number, expiration date and name of the owner, it is easy fraudsters pretending to be Bank staff to talk to the user and to his need for stealing money information. According to Kuznetsov, information like surname, name, patronymic and phone number of the victim “today, it’s easy to get”.