NEW DELHI: State Bank of India (SBI) cautions its account holders against plugging-in their phone at mobile charging stations at various public places.
The country’s largest lender in a tweet has inform its customers about the online fraud happening and advised them to think twice.
“Think twice before you plug in your phone at charging stations. Malware could find a way in and infect your phone, giving hackers a way to steal your passwords and export your data,” SBI tweeted.
Besides, the bank has also warned the people about ‘juice jacking’, a USB charger scam that drained the customers bank account.
Juice jacking is a type of cyber attack.
“Juice jacking, a USB charger scam could end up draining your bank account, the bank has warned. Be vigilant. Be safe”, the SBI said in a video.
“Travellers should avoid using public USB power charging stations in airports, hotels and other locations because they may contain dangerous malware. In the USB charger scam, often called ‘juice jacking’, criminals load malware onto charging stations or cables they leave plugged in at the station so they may infect the phones and other electrical devices of unsuspecting users. The malware may lock the device or export data and passwords directly to the scammer”, Times of India had quoted the advisory.