No, Bank of Ireland isn’t running a routine security check on your account

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ESET Ireland warns that Irish computers are being targeted by an email scam involving the name of the Bank of Ireland and redirecting to a fraudulent Polish address.

ESET Ireland is regularly monitoring email scams targeting Irish mailboxes. In the past few days we have seen an increased frequency of the following message:

Subject:      Security Measures * 806600
Date: 17 Feb 2015 10:57:57 +0200
From: Bank.of.Ireland [365]

Dear Account Owner,

365 Bank.of.Ireland apologizes for the inconvenience but you have been chosen randomly by our security system for routine checks of your account.

To continue to use your account for online payments and other methods of purchase, please follow the steps:

http://www1.bank.of.ireland365.online.com

However, the link which appears to be a “Bank of Ireland” one actually redirects to wzgorzetoskanii.pl, which is a Polish web address, and from there to another with an Australian domain name, which displays a forged Bank of Ireland website, which requests the user to “sign in” with their online banking details, therefore handing them over to the cybercriminals for further abuse.

ESET Ireland warns Irish users to ignore such email and to ring their bank if they’re unsure about any such emails or text messages received.

by Urban Schrott, ESET Ireland

 


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