NAB customers baited in email phishing scam

ONLINE fraudsters have targeted National Australia Bank customers over Christmas with a flood of hoax emails designed to trick account holders into revealing their internet banking details.

NAB has called for help from the Federal Police's Australian High Tech Crime Centre to track the source of tens of thousands of hoax emails sent to internet users. Known as "phishing", this type of scam is a major contributor to Australia's $1.2 billion online crime industry being operated by sophisticated organised crime networks, according to the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), which tracks viruses, hacker attacks and online fraud. The Australian: NAB customers baited in email 'phishing' scam [December 27, 2005]

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