"Bendigo Bank Morning Update" - Fake and Malicious Email
September 7, 2015
If you have received the email message below: "Bendigo Bank Morning Update," please delete it. This is because it is a fake, sent by cyber-criminals and has a virus or a Trojan horse attached to it. Any attempts to open the malicious attachment, will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse, which will create a back-door on your computer that will allow cyber-criminals to come in and steal your personal and financial. They may also use it to take control of your computer, which they will use for other fraudulent purposes.
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Please note, the fake and malicious email was not sent by Australian Bendigo and Adelaide Bank system, and their system was not hacked.
The Fake and Malicious Email Message
Subject: Bendigo Bank Morning Update
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Phone:1800 061 747
Direct :03 54851683
This communication is intended only for use of the addressee and may contain legally privileged and confidential information.
If you are not the addressee or intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, copying or use of any of the information is unauthorised.
The legal privilege and confidentiality attached to this e-mail is not waived, lost or destroyed by reason of a mistaken delivery to you.
If you have received this message in error, we would appreciate an immediate notification via e-mail to CustomerContactandCareMailbox @bendigoadelaide.com.au or by phoning 1300 BENDIGO (1300 236 344), and ask that the e-mail be permanently deleted from your system.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178
The attachment contains the following malicious file: Bendigo_Report_#68007869.zip. Remember, never open an email attachment that has a name ending with ".zip" from a suspicious email message or from an email message that you were not expecting.
Click here for a list of email attachments that you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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