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    Default More phishing attacks!

    I received an email today apparently from Halifax bank:


    Internet Banking update.
    • Our Maintenance Department is doing an arranged Internet Banking Service upgrade. To upgrade your identity and your account security changes. Please Sign in to Secure Your Online Banking to continue to the verification process.
      (Failure to verify your account details for online service changes will lead to account disconnection)

    How secure are you?

    • Protecting your PC and the files it contains is vitally important, and because new threats are being released all the time it's an area that you need to keep up to speed on.

      Are you doing everything you can to protect yourself against the fraudsters?

      Test your knowledge with our quick security quiz and you'll also learn some important information along the way.

    Take our security quiz now
    Regards
    Halifax Online Security

    Now I suspect this is again down to bored teenagers who think they're really clever, but the link took you to a site controlled/owned by "http://umbrellastores.com/"

    I forwarded the email to Halifax security and then being the good soul that I am I found the email address for umbrellastores.com and sent them this from a new temporary email address:




    Hello, I apologise for the anonymity.... Im afraid I don't know if your aware of this or even responsible for it.
    Therefore I have not used my normal email account, rather this temporary one.
    I'll also have released my current IP address by the time you receive this email.

    The shortcut
    "Sign in to Secure Your Online Banking" in the email attached, leads to the following webpage:

    http://umbrellastores.com/ language/ halifaxcoukHome.htm

    Your service/site appears to be being used to carry out phishing attacks.

    I've not followed the link, as im not stupid. However the email has been forwarded to Halifax security, I dare say you'll be hearing from them very shortly.

    Have a nice day.


    I hope i've ruined someone day, im sick of receiving these damn emails!
    Last edited by Birchy63; 22nd March 2009 at 20:48.

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    i just dont open anything that im not expecting
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    Me neither.

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    I get them all the time, also get them from HSBC, abbey, Natwest, Barclays etc, But as I don't bank with any of them, and My bank doesn't do comms via email they just remain in the spam filter and get auto deleted..

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    Nope nor me, in the bin block the sender & inform the bank or whoever it's purported to come from hth ..

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