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BREAKING: New Cyber Scam Targets NAB Customers


The National Australia Bank (NAB), one of the country’s leading financial institutions, has recently flagged a new kind of cyber scam. In this scenario, threat actors have created fake websites that convincingly mirror NAB’s own, legitimate online services. They’ve gone as far as to create a phony version of the ‘NAB Connect’ business banking platform. 

These fake websites trick users into downloading a “Business Portal” for their Mac or Windows devices. To make their ruse even more credible, they’ve included a “live chat” feature. This entire setup is a ploy designed to give a false sense of trust and authenticity. 

The Real Danger Behind the Scenes 

What appear to be normal links will eventually trigger the download of remote access software. In doing so, cybercriminals gain access to the victims’ devices. If you come across a site like this, it’s crucial to not interact with any elements and close the window immediately. 

Cyber Security Tips for Enhanced Protection 

  • Know Your Bank’s Practices: Real banks rarely ask customers to download software directly from their websites. This knowledge can help you identify such deceptive tactics. 
  • Act Fast: If you feel your bank account information is at risk, contact your bank or visit your local branch without delay. 
  • Be Cautious of Unusual Requests: Banks do not typically ask for sensitive information through email or unsecured platforms. Always confirm with your bank if you receive suspicious requests. 
  • Use Official Apps: Use your bank’s official app for enhanced security. They’re generally safer than websites and less prone to phishing—just ensure to download them from legitimate app stores. 

Remember, these scams are more than just a hit on your bank account. When cybercriminals get into your system, they can swipe personal details along with financial ones. This could mean your home address, date of birth, even your social security number. They can use these details to pretend to be you – this is identity theft. And it’s why it’s so important to stay alert whenever you’re online. 

Proactive Measures to Stay Ahead 

Awareness and understanding of cybercriminal tactics provide a strong defence in the cybersecurity battleground. Effective cybersecurity isn’t about evading threats but being equipped to tackle them. Stay informed, remain vigilant, and prioritise your online safety. 

Ahmed Khanji

Ahmed Khanji

Ahmed Khanji is the CEO of Gridware, a leading cybersecurity consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. An emerging thought leader in cybersecurity, Ahmed is an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University and regularly contributes to cybersecurity conversations in Australia. As well as his extensive background as a security advisor to large Australian Enterprises, he is a regular keynote speaker and guest lecturer on offensive cybersecurity topics and blockchain.


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