Km Media Ltd - Investmib Limited - Mail-phishing con uso fraudolento del nome della Banca d'Italia e della Consob
The National Commission for Companies and the Stock Exchange, in accordance with article 7-octies, letter b) of the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF), has ordered the following companies to cease infringement of article 18 of the TUF consisting of the offer and performance of investment services and activities to the Italian public, put in place by:
- Km Media Ltd, through the website www.bitex360.com (resolution n. 20461 of May 31, 2018);
- Investmib Limited, through the website www.investmib.com (resolution n. 20460 of May 31, 2018).
The Commission has also published a notice warning of email phishing with fraudulent use of the name of Banca d'Italia and CONSOB. In particular, the Commission notes that it has received reports of phishing attempts performed by sending emails to banks and financial institutions that appear to have come from the email addresses of prominent figures of Banca d'Italia, some of which contain the name of CONSOB in the subject line. The emails use generic work references with invites to respond to the sender.
In this regard the Commission warns that the sender, the subject or the text of the message unduly refer to Banca d'Italia and/or CONSOB. The episode has been reported to the competent authorities and CONSOB reserves the right to undertake any further actions to protect its image.
(in "Consob Informa" no. 22/2018 - 4 June 2018)