Prevention of Phishing attacks


A method of illegally capturing personal security data


IMPORTANT: Karnataka Bank does not ask for personal security details like your Internet banking or phone banking passwords on the email, phone or otherwise. Never disclose your passwords to anyone, even to the bank's staff. In case you get an email or a phone call asking your personal security details or a Bank staff approaches you to disclose your password, please report to us. You can send an email to info[at]ktkbank[dot]com

What is phishing?


Phishing is a technique employed by scamsters to illegally procure personal information like account numbers, Debit\Credit Card nos, Internet banking user ids and passwords, etc.

The most frequently used method is to send a spam email to a large database of email ids say, all yahoo ids or all rediff ids etc. The spam email is designed in such a way as to look exactly like an email sent by the targeted company / bank.

The email simply asks the recipient to click on a link and enter their user id and password. Different techniques are used to lure the recipient to click on the link: validation of account information, threat of account suspension, etc.

If recipient take precaution and observe carefully, the link will not lead to our website:

Never click on any such link and never enter your login id and password without verifying the authenticity of the web page.


!!!!! Important Security Alert on Phishing Mails !!!!!


Phishing e-mail is going around the Internet, using the name of "Indian Banks' Association (I.B.A) and Karnataka Bank" and appealing Internet users to update their records. IBA/Karnataka Bank does not send any mail seeking the details of your account/PIN/password. Therefore such mails asking for information from the account holders are from fraudulent entities. So please beware.

Please ensure that before providing your  UserID and Password in our login page, URL in your Internet Browser address bar is as follows:

Ensure Website Address is

Internet Banking Users - ensure URL Starts Only with

Confirm the authenticity of the Site by clicking LOCK sign available Top right corner ( IE 8) which states VeriSign has identified this site as: This connection to the server is encrypted   


Tips of use of Internet


a)  Confirm that your antivirus is always on

b)  Use anti-spyware along with antivirus

c)  Use Desktop firewall to filter communication.

d)  Always update patches of operating system such as Windows or Linux.


Tips for awareness/guidelines for Phishing Fraud


a)  Apply phishing filter in your browser setting.

b)  Delete all emails and SMS from any stranger luring you with billion dollar lottery prize,jobs in UK and huge wealth.

c)  Delete all emails/SMS/Phone calls that ask for your personal information such as user name,passwords,Pin,credit codes.

d)  Delete all spam mail as they contain either virus or spyware enable spam filters in your mail boxes.

e)  Do not share any personal information to unknown person.