WATCH: ANZ brandjacked via a phishing email

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 March 2019 13:39:19 AEDT

Earlier this week, MailGuard detected an email scam spoofing ANZ Bank.

Using a display name of 'Support' the email is actually sent using Amazon web services. 

The body of the email explains the bank’s use of challenge questions for securing accounts. Recipients are then informed that they need to confirm their challenge questions and answers. A link is provided to sign in and confirm these.

Revealing your security question online allows cybercriminals to attempt other fraudulent actions, such as calling them back and trying to access your accounts.

Watch the full scam below:

 

ANZ_Scam

MailGuard urges email users to hesitate before clicking any type of link in an email - especially if it requests details of your confidential data. It is key to remember that big financial institutions such as ANZ would never send emails asking you to verify your account details.

Take Action to Defend Your Business

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive, and new scams are appearing every week. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your business and your staff from financial and reputational damage, now.

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