FDIC Faces Another Phishing Attack

  • Identity Verification, Security

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has fallen victim to another phishing attack. The fraudulent emails are being sent from alert@fdic.gov and subscriptions@fdic.gov with the subject line: FDIC: Your business account.

The emails urge business owners to click links, which appears to provide the FDIC identity authentication information about their financial institutions. The online identity verification emails then state that business accounts and loans may be affected by acquiring-bank relationships, offering vendors information about how they can file claims against the receivership.

The FDIC has announced they do not issue unsolicited emails to consumers or business account holders.

The FDIC fell victim to phishers in June.