The Register reports a phishing email claiming that The National Australia Bank (NAB) is bankrupt has caught more than 1,000 of the bank's customers with a Trojan software attack.
"According to the report, "The email warns the bank's customers that NAB might be bankrupt. It claims the bank's ATMs are not working and that people are starting panic withdrawals. It invites them to click on a link that will provide them with more information."
The code reportedly exploits a well-known flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer with a variation of the Banker virus, discovered by Websense in April. Microsoft issued its patch shortly afterwards. Firefox users may also be vulnerable.