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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!The latest and increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are presented in a way that make them look really authentic. “At times, these emails fraudulently duplicate the bank’s logos and use content snippets from the financial institution’s official website. All of this is geared towards deceiving unsuspecting victims into divulging their logon, security and other banking details that could be used to compromise their bank accounts.
Opening these links from an email on a BlackBerry actually shows you the link you're going to open. It clearly shows it's not a supposed banking institute link.They're just waking up to this now. Standard Bank had its turn a few months ago, then FNB, now ABSA. Guess Nedbank will be attacked soon too. Never ever open or click on any e-mail message supposedly from the bank requesting info especially account number or password. Just delete it. The "security software" from FNB is a waste of time because it is visible all the time and checks each and every load of every DLL, echoing output to the screen and really slowing everything down.
I can send you and email right now from my little PC that will list the from address as "firstname.lastname@example.org".Why do I get phising mails from @absa.co.za e-mail addresses? And Absa does nothing about it?
Why do I get phising mails from @absa.co.za e-mail addresses? And Absa does nothing about it?
Perhaps that's considered sophisticated to a bank executive?
Some of us dont fall for the marketing stuff y'know.
“Under no circumstances should customers click on links provided in these emails because these will take customers to a hoax scam site or pop-up window that resembles the bank’s official website.
“One way of avoiding this is for customers to ‘manually’ type their bank’s official website address into the browser address bar, rather than following links embedded into phishing emails,” advises Vrey.
tbf it is highly sophisticated when you look at it from the point of view of your normal consumer. of which there are far more than the people you will find on mybb. it is why the phishing sites work.
It's as sophisticated as walking around with a fake letterhead when you think about it. The average internet connected consumer will even understand this. The problem is that they are lazy and gullible. People won't hesitate to phone their bank first if they got a fake letter in the post asking for their banking details, but somehow they are apt to click a bad link without confirming it. It's not a question of technology, it's a question of savvy and too many people dont have it.