“3D Secure” Might be Hiding a Dark, Dangerous Secret


Credit cards are essential for our daily lives, but there are tons of scams that attempt to steal your credit card information. Many times, these attacks can cause you personal financial loss – or even play a role in complete identity theft. When using a card online in potentially dangerous Internet environments, people should never overlook anything that could increase their card security. Recently, the Baidu Antivirus Security Center discovered a batch of phishing sites that illegally use the "3D Secure" logo to trick users into thinking they can enhance their credit card security. In fact, the real goal behind these malicious tricks is to steal people’s credit card information and take their money. Baidu Antivirus security experts would like to remind everyone to be vigilant when shopping online to avoid being tricked by sneaky fake logos.



Cybercriminals often use fake, unauthorized (but well-known) notifications, logos, bank system upgrades, and free trials to lure people into entering their credit card and account information. It is extremely dangerous for anyone to enter their credit card information on these types of phishing sites. Baidu Antivirus security experts would like to add that there is now another batch of online banking Trojans that use hijacked hosts, DNS tampering and other techniques to maliciously alter people’s normal online shopping environments and illegally steal private data and money. To avoid credit card theft, the Baidu Antivirus Security Center would like to remind everyone that they should install multi-functional security software and enable all defense functions.