Tag Archives: Westpac

Phishy Behaviour Down Under

By | April 13, 2005

I don’t really need to introduce this piece from Sam Varghese of the Sydney Morning Herald. It touches on a theme I’ve harped on before: How banks still don’t understand phishing and how it has changed consumer attitudes, and how it must change the way banks approach the Internet. Phishy behaviour or harmless spin points to emails sent… Read More »

Banking Sites And The Popup

By | September 15, 2004

Here’s one of those moments when you wonder whether banks have yet got on online security. The Melbourne Age, reporting from the birthplace of phishing, reports today that customers of Australia’s Westpac bank are getting flummoxed by the appearance of a new pop-up window on its Internet banking page. The pop-up, according to one user, who spoke to… Read More »

Anatomy Of A Phishing Trojan

By | March 28, 2004

Phishing emails don’t need to be sophisticated to lure the unwary. Indeed, there’s some evidence those behind the more convincing looking emails masquerading as bank emails are also behind a spate of key-logging trojans, which use basic methods to fool the recipient into making them active. Australian Daniel McNamara of anti-phishing website Code Fish has found a new… Read More »