Archives for January 2018

Beware of adding people without their permission in WhatsApp groups

We cannot add people in a WhatsApp group without their permission. This has been made clear by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), according to this resolution issued against a Town Hall that wanted to use this medium to send informative circulars to its neighbors.

Cuidado con añadir personas sin su permiso en grupos de Whatsapp

It happened last month in a small municipality called Boecillo, located in the province of Valladolid (Spain), although the events took place throughout last year. The mayor of the town decided to create one of these groups in the well-known application of WhatsApp in order to send circulars to citizens. In this way, the information would arrive immediately and comfortably to all of them, which a priori seemed like a great idea. The total number of components in the group was 256 contacts, the maximum amount accepted by this platform in the creation of groups.

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Wave of phishing attempts to impersonate Banco Santander

During these last few weeks there has been a massive attempt to deceive the user by the phishing method, posing as Banco Santander.

Through a message that comes to us by email they make us believe that we have some pending action and they offer us a link so that we automatically enter the access page to said bank. Of course, the link takes us to a page that pretends to be the one of the bank, but that is really FALSE.

This is the mail that is massively being sent out.

Oleada de intentos de suplantación del Banco Santander o phishing

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