Commonwealth Bank Customers Targeted with Fake ‘Security Alert’ Email

Posted by MailGuard on 23 September 2021 15:55:07 AEST

Commonwealth Bank customers are again being targeted by cybercriminals with a new phishing scam designed to steal customers’ credentials, including their name, date of birth, zip code, phone contact, credit card and client number and password details. As one of the most respected brands in corporate Australia, and an expansive customer base, Commonwealth Bank customers must remain vigilant when receiving emails about problems with their account.

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Latest Phishing Threat Casts Net Over CBA Customers

Posted by MailGuard on 05 August 2021 16:06:50 AEST

Commonwealth NetBanking Clients are the most recent targets of a phishing scam intercepted by MailGuard. Cybercriminals have targeted the NetBank customers of Australia’s largest financial services institution with almost 16 million prospective victims.  

Purporting to be from the Customer Advocacy department of CBA, the phishing attempt aims to secure important identity credentials including the victims full name, date of birth, zip code and contact phone number along with login information for criminal harvesting, which if successful, can lead to a severe negative financial impact for the unsuspecting victim.  

The scammers journey begins with a simple HTML email from, falsely alerting the unassuming NetBank user of a security warning stemming from an unauthorised login attempt. Spiking the victim’s fear of being locked out of their banking account, the scammer advises the user that their NetBank is locked, luring them into clicking on the phishing link or “More Details” button in order to restore access. In this case, both the subject matter of the email and content has been purposefully crafted to create an urgency for the victim to enter their credentials.  

The user is then taken to the first phishing page below which is hosteby  LinkTree. Upon closeexamination of the web link, a spelling error in “Australia” hints that it may be a scam. 


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Would you fall for a brandjacking scam?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 May 2019 13:15:29 AEST

Brandjacking - where cybercriminals impersonate the brands we trust, in order to fool us into clicking on malicious content - has affected some of the world’s biggest companies, past and present. 

Anyone can be a target of brandjacking scams.

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Scammers spoof Commonwealth Bank in phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 14 December 2018 11:09:45 AEDT

Exercise caution if you receive an email claiming to be from the Commonwealth Bank. The bank has been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam that is currently infiltrating inboxes.

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CommBank brandjacked in phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 November 2018 11:32:46 AEDT

Exercise caution if you receive an email claiming to be from the Commonwealth Bank (CommBank). It is part of a phishing scam designed to trick bank customers into giving up their confidential details.

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Caution: this CommBank email is a fake

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 02 August 2018 10:44:57 AEST

If you’ve visited the login screen above, you may have fallen victim to a new phishing scam MailGuard has discovered.

Although it looks like a real bank login page, it’s actually a phishing site set up by criminals to harvest people’s bank passwords.

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Comm-Bank scam: fake email links to phishing site

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 11:55:15 AEST

Exercise caution if you receive an email claiming to be from the Commonwealth Bank, today.

A scam email - shown in the screenshot above - has been detected by MailGuard, urging recipients to “log on to Netbank” by clicking on a link.

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CommBank Brandjacked by Cybercriminals

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 21 November 2017 17:19:56 AEDT


Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia’s best known and most trusted brands, so it’s irresistible to phishing scammers.

Today, criminal-intent emails were detected by MailGuard using CommBank branding to try and trick millions of bank customers into giving up their credit card details.

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Malicious Commonwealth Bank fraud email targets hundreds of thousands of Australians

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 21 December 2016 13:17:07 AEDT

 Hundreds of thousands of Australians have been targeted by a fake Commonwealth Bank email designed to infect recipients with malware.

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Fast-Breaking Attack: Large Scale CBA Email Scam Strikes On Friday The 13th

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 13 May 2016 18:02:19 AEST

An unusually high number of emails have been intercepted this afternoon with a fast-breaking Commonwealth Bank email scam.

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Yet Another Commonwealth Bank ‘New Statement’ Email Phishing Scam

Posted by Richard Price on 16 December 2015 09:45:24 AEDT

Commonwealth Bank internet banking customers have again been targeted by cyber criminals in another email phishing scam, which MailGuard has successfully identified and blocked.

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Commonwealth Bank ‘New Statement’ Online Phishing Scam

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 01 December 2015 16:59:27 AEDT

Commonwealth Bank customers are currently the target of yet another online phishing scam purporting to be from the big four bank.

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Don’t Fall For This Commonwealth Bank Email Phishing Scam

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 04 November 2015 11:24:00 AEDT

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked an email phishing attack targeting Commonwealth Bank customers. 

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Cyber Criminals Banking On Yet Another Fastbreak Phishing Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 18 March 2015 22:16:00 AEDT

The cybercriminals responsible for the recent spate of phishing scams pretending to be from Australian banks are back again, with another email purporting to be from the Commonwealth Bank.

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