Web virus preys on ANZ bank accounts
A new sophisticated computer virus is working its way around Australian computers, trying to target ANZ customers and dupe them into handing over bank account information.
The bank has issued a warning to its customers not to fill out a fake form which appears onscreen after people log in to the company’s website and prompts users for passwords and credit card details.
A spokesperson for the bank reminded customers that ANZ will never ask for personal information.
"We have identified this early and want to ensure that our customers are aware of the issue, the representative added.
The form only appears on those computers which are infected with the virus and the lender’s online bank account portal can be accessed as usual.
If people do encounter the form, the bank advises people to close down their browser and call the ANZ help desk for further assistance.
The bank also warns bank account holders and credit card users to be wary of phishing emails which may appear in inboxes asking for personal information.