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HKMA warns of fake Hang Seng website

BIScom Subsection: 
Editorial Staff

Once more, Hong Kong's Hang Seng website is the victim of a fraudulent copy. It does seem to happen quite often.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued a warning notice and published a list of domain names that IT Security teams might wish to block at server / firewall level for both mail and web access.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Hang Seng Bank, Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.

The Hang Seng press release is here: https://www.hangseng.com/cms/r...

It says:


Hang Seng Bank wishes to alert members of the public to a fraudulent website using the domain name ‘hsbnk.com’. This fraudulent website may request customers to provide details about their Hang Seng Bank account(s).

Hang Seng Bank’s official website is www.hangseng.com. Customers are reminded that they should not access their e-Banking accounts through hyperlinks embedded in e-mails or Internet search engines. They should only access their e-Banking accounts by typing Hang Seng Bank’s official website address into the address bar of their browser, or by setting up a bookmark link to the Bank’s official website.

The case has been reported to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Hong Kong Police for further investigation.

For any enquiries, please contact the Bank’s customer service hotline on +852 2822-0228

IT Security teams might like to visit the following page


At that page, there is a list of fraudulent web addresses that it might be prudent to block at firewall level.