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Phishing attack target Barclays PINsentry punters

Hackers are getting clever and deliberately targeting users of the Barclays PINsentry e-banking system.

According to a phishing e-mail reaching the inboxes of Barclays' PINsentry users, the recipient is asked to view an attached file and enter his/her account particulars.

This is necessary, says the email, in order to upgrade the software in the PINsentry device.

As you might imagine, it's all a scam, designed to extract valuable online banking data from Barclays users who would otherwise be protected using the PINsentry system.

As a result of the phishing emails, which are reported to be quite widespread, Barclays has advised punters to remain vigilant and not to respond to such e-mails...