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Phishing Shuts Down 950 Payment Gateways in Iran

Phishing Shuts Down 950 Payment GatewaysPhishing Shuts Down 950 Payment Gateways

The Computer Emergency Response Coordination Center (MAHER), affiliated to the Telecoms Ministry, has identified and blocked 950 suspicious payment gateways since the beginning of the current calendar year in March.  
The center says it has used special anti-phishing applications to block the suspicious gateways. 
Citing data from cyber police, IBENA reported that illegal withdrawal of money from banks accounts for 65% of cybercrimes in Iran.
Widespread phishing has become a crisis for the domestic banking system in recent months. The Central Bank of Iran Governor Abdolnasser Hemmati on Wednesday pointed to the myriad of complaints from bank customers to cyber police, saying that most of the complaints are related to abuse of non-card transactions. 


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