24 August 2017
visit www.avoka.com

ANZ latest to be hit by Web banking scam

11 April 2003  |  6230 views  |  0 ANZ

ANZ is the latest Australian bank to fall foul of a fraudulent e-mail scam that attempts to trick customers into updating their accounts at a bogus Web site.

In a statement, ANZ says it has identified the scam site and is working with the Australian Federal Police to have the US-hosted Web pages shut down.

The bank says a spam e-mail is advising customers to access accounts by clicking on a URL which looks like it connects to ANZ, but the IP address given is a series of numbers that leads to the bogus site.

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the e-mail is advising customers to 'reactivate accounts due to a technical update'. The article says the page has been copied from the ANZ site and a script, written in the PHP scripting language, transfers customer details.

The incident follows two other recent high profile scams involving Australian banks: Westpac said last week it was working with authorities to close down an imitation site of its own online banking service; and police have charged a man following an e-mail fraud which duped some Commonwealth Bank NetBank customers into inputting their passwords and PIN numbers at a fake site.

In the latter case, bus driver Andrei Aladuskin, 25, of Surry Hills, has been charged with 12 accounts of obtaining money by deception and acting as an accessory. He is alleged to have transferred $27,840 to his own Commonwealth Bank account after sending out spam e-mails offering a 'seucrity upgrade' to NetBank customers.

Aladuskin has been released on conditional bail and the hearing is set for 22 May.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Westpac target for Internet bank prank

Westpac target for Internet bank prank

31 March 2003  |  4261 views  |  0 comments
Commonwealth Bank customers fall for online banking scam

Commonwealth Bank customers fall for online banking scam

18 March 2003  |  6308 views  |  0 comments
Australian banks and police target ID crime

Australian banks and police target ID crime

14 March 2003  |  5453 views  |  0 comments
Loyalty programme failings cost ANZ A$27 million

Loyalty programme failings cost ANZ A$27 million

21 February 2003  |  3158 views  |  0 comments

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
visit www.dorsum.euvisit www.worldpaymentsreport.comvisit www.vasco.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Rabobank constructs physical model to understand IT architectureRabobank constructs physical model to unde...
20735 views comments | 43 tweets | 86 linkedin
Barclays pairs banking data with third party apps for SmartBusiness DashboardBarclays pairs banking data with third par...
12010 views comments | 22 tweets | 35 linkedin
Australia regulates digital currenciesAustralia regulates digital currencies
11315 views comments | 21 tweets | 35 linkedin
RBS to bring Silicon Valley to EdinburghRBS to bring Silicon Valley to Edinburgh
11149 views comments | 10 tweets | 8 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyWhy Is Risk Analytics Important?
10847 views 0 | 7 tweets | 1 linkedin

Featured job

Competitive base and bonus, plus benefits
London, UK

Find your next job