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How Phishing-as-a-Service increases cyber crime

Jul 29 – A new Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) platform, known by the name of “Robin Banks” is providing cyber criminals with ready-made phishing tools that can trick consumers of reputable financial institutions and who use online financial services applications.

The Robin Banks platform

Robin Banks represents a new hacking initiative that has been operational since at least March of 2022. It’s designed to quickly create high-quality phishing pages that can go after clients of important banks.

Robin Banks platform

For the Robin Banks hacking platform, two price tiers are available. The first costs $50 per month and includes single phishing pages and ‘round the clock support. The second costs $200 per month and offers unlimited access to all templates, along with 24/7 support.

How it works

Registered cyber criminals receive access to a personal dashboard that includes reports on activities, tools for page development, wallet management, and options for customized phishing page creation.

Beyond that, cyber criminals have the option to add reCAPTCHA to prevent bots or check user agent strings to exclude certain victims from highly-targeted operations.

“The Robin Banks website has a more sophisticated yet user-friendly webGUI than 16Shop and BulletProfitLink -two well-known phishing kits that are also notably more expensive than Robin Banks…”

Further, Robin Banks continually adds new templates. It also updates older templates to reflect modifications in the style and color scheme of targeted companies. This is the reason behind Robin Banks’ popularity – it fools users so easily.

Phishing prevention

Recently launched Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) platforms also provide templates for stealing account credentials associated with Microsoft, Google, Netflix and T-Mobile accounts.

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