Supreme Court Registry issues notice and warn public of a fake website created for phishing attack

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Today, the Supreme Court Registry issued a notice in the public interest warning them of a phishing attack. The top Court mentioned that a fake website of the Supreme Court has been created to gain personal, financial, and other confidential information of the public. The Supreme Court highlighted in the notice that it does not ask for any confidential information and advised the public not to click or share any link they receive related to the Supreme Court without verifying the authenticity. The issued notice reads as follows:

  1. “The Registry, Supreme Court of India has been made aware of a phishing attack. A fake website, impersonating the official website has been created and hosted on the URL - http://cbins/ and
  2. The attackers through the URL - ‘Offence of Money Laundering’ are soliciting personal details and confidential information. Any visitor on the above URLs is strongly advised not to share and divulge any personal and confidential information, as the same shall enable the perpetrators to steal the information.
  3. The Registry strongly advises the public at large, to neither click nor share on links they receive without verifying the authenticity. Please note that the Registry, Supreme Court of India will never ask for personal information, financial details, or other confidential information. Please also note that the Supreme Court of India is the registered user of the domain name and before clicking on any URL always hover over the URL to verify the same.
  4. In case you have been a victim of the above phishing attack, please change your passwords for all your online accounts and also contact your bank, or credit card company, to report such unauthorized access.
  5. The Registry, Supreme Court of India has taken due concern of the phishing attack and has flagged the same with law enforcement agencies, to investigate the phishing attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.
  6. This notice is issued in public interest.”