Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ABN AMRO Phishing mail

Another phishing mail I received today. Looks like my mailbox attracks phishing mails this week...
This certainly gives me a reason to blog more often again ;-)

This one is targeting Dutch ABN AMRO bank account users.


Geachte ABN-Amro klant,

® Op dit moment is ABN-Amro bezig met het vernieuwen van de systeembeveiligingen. Hierbij vragen wij u om uw persoonsgegevens opnieuw in te vullen door op de onderstaande link te klikken

Wij zullen de gegevens verifieren en als het nodig is de aanpassingen opnieuw in het systeem opnemen. Hierna wordt telefonisch contact met u opgenomen om de gegevens te beveiigen.


This one is sent from the spoofed mailaddress ABN AMRO NV customercare @
When you click the Log in button, it redirects you to a phishing page where it asks you to fill in your bank account and passnumber.

It looks like there are a lot of similar phishing mails going around lately to target ABN AMRO bank account users and I fear a lot of new ones will follow.
In case you have received a similar mail from ABN AMRO, please report it via their website:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Beware users - phishing scam going around

First of all - WOW! It has been ages I have blogged here ! I really should start to blog more often again. Work & life has kept me real busy lately, so unfortunately there's not much extra free time left over anymore.
If only there were 36 hours in a day, so much I still want to do and learn...

Anyway, Just received the following in my mailbox today:

Dear '' E-mail User,

We are currrently upgrading our database and all account need to be verified.To complete your account activation with us, you are required to reply
to this message and enter your password in the space provided (********) you are required to do this before the next 48 hours of the receipt of this email or your database will be de-activated from our database.You are required to reply this message to helpdesk database office on their email address:

Full Name:
Thank you for using
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Stacy Williams
Hosting: Telenet Operaties N.V.
IP Address: ( is controlled by is one of the biggest ISPs here in Belgium
Above is a fake email and in no way associated with
This mail is designed to steal your credentials. would never ask for your credentials via email, nor would any other company.
As a matter of fact, never ever give your passwords/credentials via mail, no matter who the company claims to be.

If you received this mail, delete it - certainly do not respond to it.
In case you have become a victim of this mail already and responded to it, change your password asap.
For users, see here.