1,000 Aussies caught in The National Australia Bank phishing attack

A phishing email claiming that The National Australia Bank (NAB) is bankrupt has caught more than 1,000 of the bank's customers in its net.

The email warns the bank's customers that NAB might be bankrupt. It claims the bank's ATMs are not working and that people are starting panic withdrawals. It invites them to click on a link that will provide them with more information.

You won't be surprised to learn that this link in fact downloads a Trojan onto the hapless banker's machine. This steals their bank login details and password when they follow the rest of the emailed "advice" to go online to check their balance. 1,000 Aussies caught in NAB phishing attack | The Register

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 19th June 2006 11:25PM