Symantec has uncovered a cyber scam duping victims into handing over their financial information using a bogus security guidance web page.
The security firm reported uncovering the phishing scam in a blog post on Wednesday. The scam targets its victims using a bogus message masquerading as a security alert from a legitimate, unnamed credit card service provider.
"In March, we discovered a phishing site spoofing a popular credit card services company that asked users for confidential information, allegedly for additional security," wrote Symantec's Mathew Maniyara.
The message instructed its victims to disclose sensitive banking information that could be used by the attackers to illegally access their finances.
"The phishing site prompts users through a three-step procedure for activating their card and adding higher security. The first step asks users for personal and card-related information," wrote Maniyara.