Fake Westpac email links to phishing site

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 February 2018 13:20:37 AEDT

There’s a new email scam going around today with fake Westpac Bank branding.

This message links to a phishing page designed to harvest people’s bank login details and personal information.

The objective of phishing scams like this is to trick victims into entering their information which can then be used to commit identity theft and steal from their bank accounts. See screenshot below:


The criminals who set up this scam have linked the phishing page to the compromised domain ‘westpac.co.kr’ to try and make it look more convincing.

Similarly, the sender address in the email message is west-pac@westpac.com, which looks legitimate at first glance, but is actually also a delinquent domain which links back to ‘westpac.co.kr’

Please take care not to open this message if it lands in your inbox.

Westpac maintain an advice page to help their customers avoid being taken in by scams exploiting their name.
You can read the Westpac advice page here: www.westpac.com.au/security/fraud-and-scams/online-fraud/


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