A heads up to SingPass users — the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has issued a warning for users not to fall victim to a phishing email that has been making its rounds recently.
Phishing is a variety of fraud that exists within a digital, virtual, or electronic setting, allowing hackers to obtain personal information that could be used to trespass on a network and steal data.
IDA has warned users against opening emails titled “Singpass account security info verification” from the email “Singpass Government [email@example.com]”. The content of the fraudulent emails allegedly informs recipients that their SingPass PINs have been suspended and further requests them to click on a link to confirm their email address.
Anyone who has received a suspicious email should not open it and instead delete it, and contact Singpass at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. SingPass are set to revamp and further tighten security next month after more than 1,500 accounts were breached a year ago.
Be safe on the interwebs everyone!