Mail spoofing – Trickery by deception
Varun Kapoor *
Spoofing is an English word that means – “being something or someone and projecting as something or someone else”. An unsuspecting customer from State Bank of India gets an email from the official id of the bank and it is addressed to him by name and even his account number is mentioned in the mail.
The customer feels that the mail is genuine as it fulfills all the requirements of one. It asks the customer to go to his account and say – “cancel a transaction that he may not have done”.
The customer has been also provided a link in the mail to direst him to his account. He clicks the link goes to the site fills in his account details and password and cancels the transaction. He has fallen prey one of the