Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Phising Attempt - China Banking Corporation

I was surprised to receive an email from China Banking Corporation's Customer Service email account advising to update my information in line with their system upgrade. The email looks real considering the email used was onlineservice@chinabank.ph. But I knew right away that it's just a phising attempt considering that I don't have a China Bank Account.

But unsuspecting China Bank Account holders may be victimized by these scammers. Here's the email content I received.
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 7:53 AM, China Banking Corporation wrote:

Dear Valued Customer,
Please note that Your Online Services is about to expire.
Due to SSL Database upgrade on our system In order for it to remain active, follow the link below to Upgrade to the new SSL Database.


Thank you.
China Banking Corporation.
The "upgrade" text was linked to a fake China Bank log-in page which appears like this:
Phising Attempt - China Banking Corporation

The log-in page was uploaded to a website, which apparently was hacked.  The said website is totally unrelated to banking. But if you will not pay attention to the URL address, you may really be decived.

Phishing is an e-mail fraud scam conducted for the purposes of information or identity theft. If you use the said log-in page to access your China Bank online account, they will be able to get your access information.

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