Cyber attackers have been targeting Westpac customers this week but by the looks of things they didn’t put much effort into their attack as the phishing emails appear to be pretty low-tech. Nonetheless let’s get into the details of the fake phishing email.
It’s low-tech because the initial email is written all in plain-text despite having a @westpac.com.au sender email. The email subject states: “Your Account Is Locked” with the body of email mentioning that the account has been locked
Now, we’re quietly confident that nobody would fall victim to this particular phishing email scam as it appears that the primary intention of the attackers was for the email to pass through email filters and email security (plain-text body). The attackers obviously didn’t put much time or effort into making sure the email looked like the real thing – or maybe it was in fact their best attempt to look genuine.
Whatever the reason we suggest you get in touch with your bank directly to see if in fact your account has been locked.
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