Maybank2u Security Alert & Warning – Do not click on this phishing website link
It has been brought to Maybank’s attention that some members of the public have received e-mail messages purportedly requesting customers to update the security of their accounts in an attempt to obtain the username (ID) and password of Maybank2u.com customers. This is done with the intention to illegally access the customer’s account.
Maybank would like to clarify that such e-mail messages are not issued by Maybank and advises customers NOT to log in to any of the website links contained in the e-mail. If any customer had clicked on the link in the e-mail, they are advised to change their password immediately, by directly logging in through www.maybank2u.com
Sample of the e-mail being circulated:
From:”Maybank Group” (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Mon, 05 May 2008 00:21:31 +0000
Subject:Attention: Urgent Account Problem
Dear Maybank Malaysia Custome
Maybank is here by announcing to our customers about our New May 2008 Security Process. We have upgraded our new SSL servers to serve our customers for a better and secure online service, against fraudulent activities
Due to this recent security process, you are requested to secure your Maybank Online Information by following the reference below.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a form of fraud designed to steal your identity. It works by using false pretenses to get you to disclose sensitive personal information, such as credit and debit card numbers, account passwords, or Social Security numbers.
One of the most common phishing scams involves sending a fraudulent email that claims to be from a well-known company. Phishing can also be carried out in person, over the phone, through fraudulent pop-up windows, and websites.
Here is what I can advise you base on my own experience and observation. When you receive any email from bank, confirmed with the bank and check wither it’s a scam or not. I repeat, do not click on any link in the email that look suspicious. When u do that, you will eventually leak your information to the culprit.
There’s a way that I always check whether it’s from the real bank or not. Before you click on the link, you can actually see the real link behind by mouse over or view source. By doing that you can also check whether it’s pointing to the bank that sent you the email or pointing to other pishing website. So when you see a link like paypal, it’s actually bringing you to another website that look exactly the same but it’s not the real bank. So beware.
Another way that you can check is, when you reach the website thru the link in the email, try to login using wrong login name and password, if it’s logged in then you know it’s a pishing scam, if not than it should be safe.
So the safer way is, bookmark you the bank website and every time want to visit, just click on your bookmark =)
All the best. Maybank now even advertise on radio about this phishing website link! They are very concern about it and it’s good to let more ppl know about it especially your father or mother if they using Internet banking.