Annamaria Montagnese 03 November 2016 14:47:12 AEDT 2 MIN READ

Macquarie Bank online banking users beware of zero-day phishing email

Receiving an email from your bank is common – but beware clicking links from within these emails as you could fall victim to a sophisticated phishing scam.

Macquarie online banking customers are the latest target of a zero-day email scam which was widely distributed to email inboxes around Australia.

The URL contained within the email takes recipients to a landing page which is identical to the legitimate Macquarie login page. Can you spot the difference?

Here is a sample of the legitimate Macquarie login page at

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This is the phishing site created by cyber criminals which appears almost identical (notice the URL):

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Recipients who click and enter their username and password immediately hand over online banking credentials to the cyber criminals.

The next page the user is directed to, is again a phishing page designed to steal enough information to access the users Macquarie online banking account, and to provide enough information for the cybercriminals to commit identity theft for other accounts belonging to the victim.

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Macquarie warn customers not to fall for email or online scams, and also advise never to click links from within an email. If you receive suspicious emails purporting to be from Macquarie, please report them to

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