Suncorp Bank Targeted by Phishing E-mail Scam
Fake notification purporting the financial institution, Suncorp Bank, a known Australian financial entity is recently making rounds in the internet, according to a report published by softpedia.com on November 13, 2012.
The e-mails open with the title "1 Unread Message" and they notify recipients that about an unread message in the mail box of their banking account.
However, this message is not sent by Suncorp. In fact, it is a scam manufactured to con the users into depositing all login credentials to cyber thugs. People trapped in this trap click the provided link and are forwarded to a false website that might look familiar to an authentic Suncorp web page. Once into the website, the users will be asked to enter the login information along with their customer ID and password, accordingly so that they are capable to view the message. Nevertheless, there is no message in the page, and all their login details are by no means provided to the criminals that can be used to hijack actual Suncorp accounts.
Regretfully, phishing prolong to be very frequent and famous type of criminal's activity that search new victims across the globe every day. Be very careful of any undesirable mail from any bank requesting you to click on a link and provide all login information and personal credentials. It is thus secured to control all the online accounts by providing the account web address into your browser's address bar instead of clicking a link in an email; security experts examined the attack tool.
Suncorp is familiar with such malicious emails and they are advising users to forward emails to the bank's special email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, this is not the first time that Suncorp bank has been hit by cyber crooks. Way back in June 2012, forged emails littered with lot of typos swayed the internet. The emails, purportedly from the bank, were titled "security alert" and claimed that the Suncorp Bank was going to launch an innovative security server to terminate online fraud. Customers were then asked to verify online banking information by clicking the link.
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