Phishing Over Christmas in Oz

New Phishing websites involved in an email banking scam have started springing up in Australia in place of sites already shut down.

Three major Australian banks earlier this week reported that customers had been targeted with bogus bank emails from websites in Asia and Europe.

Often bearing what looked like an official letterheads, the emails asked for banking details, for either security or software upgrades.

The scam's aim is to steal bank customers' personal information by capturing their passwords and log-on details when they click on an email link.