Urgent warning as two of Australia's four largest banks are hit with advanced email scams
- Commonwealth Bank and NAB customers are the target of a new scam
- They received e-mail with subject line & # 39; important security messages & # 39; from the bank
- In the e-mail, customers are asked to log in to their internet banking to view the message
- NAB customers are informed by e-mail that their card has been placed on hold
- They are asked to download a form and return it with their personal details
Customers have been warned to check emails carefully after two of the four largest banks in Australia were hit with advanced phishing scams.
MailGuard, a technical security provider, says it has detected scams targeting vulnerable customers at Commonwealth Bank and NAB.
The last scam sent emails to Commonwealth customers from a single & # 39; compromised email address & # 39 ;.
The email starts with a message: & # 39; Dear customer, you have 1 IMPORTANT security message (s) from the NetBank Security team. & # 39;
The customer is then asked to register with NetBank via a link in the e-mail to view the message.
The email starts with a message: & # 39; Dear customer, you have 1 IMPORTANT security message (s) from NetBank Security team & # 39;
The customer is then asked to register with NetBank via a link in the e-mail to view the message
The scam was first discovered on September 5.
& # 39; Unsuspecting recipients who click on the link will be directed to a web page that is almost identical to the authentic Commonwealth NetBank login page, & # 39; said MailGuard.
& # 39; This is a phishing page with fake CommBank branding.
& # 39; The user is asked to enter his login details that have been collected after providing information about all required fields. & # 39;
Similarly, NAB customers have received an email with the display name & # 39; Nab Online & # 39 ;.
The body of the e-mail is: & # 39; This is an automatic message from NAB.
& # 39; It is (sic) to let you know that we have withheld your card if we detect a usage at another location.
& # 39; To resolve and maintain the problem, we recommend that you visit a NAB branch in your area.
& # 39; If you are unable to visit a branch today, download the attached form and be verified within minutes. & # 39;
NAB customers have received an email with the display name & # 39; Nab Online & # 39;
The content of the email was: & # 39; This is an automatic message from NAB & # 39;
MailGuard says that the customer is then asked to enter his personal details and send them back to the sender.
& # 39; Once submitted, this information is collected and the user is redirected to a false confirmation page. & # 39;
This scam was first reported on September 3 and is similar to other recent online bank scams aimed at customers at Westpac bank and Zenith Bank.
How to identify phishing emails
Do not click on links in emails that:
Have not been addressed to you.
Seems like a legitimate company, but uses poor English or leaves behind personal information that a legitimate sender would contain.
Are from companies you didn't expect to hear from.
Go to a landing page or website that is not the legitimate URL of the company to which the email is sent. The login page of the Commonwealth Bank is: https://www.my.commbank.com.au/netbank/Logon/Logon.aspx
NAB offers a secure online and telephone banking service – if you are concerned about the legitimacy of all online communication you receive, please confirm.
. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news