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Bank Leumi Alerts Consumers about Phishing Scam

Israel situated Bank Leumi has issued a security alert to its clients about cyber-criminals who're getting ready with an enormous phishing attack aimed at them, thus published israelnationalnews.com dated February 19, 2013.

Significantly, the attack involves an authentic appearing e-mail, normally having Bank Leumi's logos along with other relevant information. The said e-mail displays a file attachment or web-link the recipient is directed for clicking so he may examine details else correct the included data. However, the e-mail isn't dispatched from the Bank rather it's from hackers while the attachment or web-link instead of having info regarding his account, contains malware capable of compromising his PC for filching his protected banking information alternatively for serving other malicious activities of the criminals.

More precisely, the Bank Leumi targeted phishing assault tells recipients (bank clients) to follow an embedded web-link so they may refresh their passwords. Apparently, not taking onto any destination, the web-link actually loads software onto the user's PC which hijacks his security considerably.

In an admission of the phishing campaign, Bank Leumi posted through its Facebook web-page that the institution's security personnel, in the afternoon, discovered one website, which mimicked Leumi's own online site. In any case, immediately when the fake website became active on the Web, the security staff identified it and instantly started monitoring it. Some of the clients that unwittingly visited the website as well as typed in personal usernames and passwords became unable to access from the very moment. Subsequently, by taking the fake site offline, an end was made to the incident, the posting noted. Globes.co.il published this dated February 10, 2013.

Furthermore according to the posting, during the just passed days, Bank Leumi observed phishing attempts being made against clients, again and again, wherein the targets belonged to Leumi as well as other Israeli or overseas organizations.

Meanwhile, one likewise phishing assault targeted online clients of Commonwealth Bank of Australia based in Australia following which a security alert advised them for being wary of fake notifications that told that NetCode security had just been upgraded. The assault reportedly occurred on 18th February 2013.

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