Maybank Online Alert – A Phishing Scam

Maybank Online Alert – A Phishing Scam

Receiving phishing emails is not new to me. In fact, I blogged before about how email users can identify phishing emails.
Just three days ago, I received again an email which I thought trying to extract some sensitive information.
It was said to be an Online Alert from Maybank, the largest financial services group in Malaysia listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Just check the screenshot below to see how the email looks like.

The signature below the message used the name Maybank Berhad, with a website address
I checked the website by typing manually the URL on my browser’s address bar, and I was diverted to the legitimate website of Maybank. However, when I hovered the cursor over there I was able to check that the Maybank website was only used as an anchor text of the real site which I was about to be diverted once I clicked the link. Clicking on the email will divert you directly to … This prompted me to conduct a WHOIS search so I can track this phising email.

The email sender used at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 00:49:46 +0100 the IP address: from Croatia, Vukovar. Take a look on these details:

IP address:
IP address country: Croatia
IP address state: Vukovarsko-Srijemska
IP address city: Vukovar
IP address latitude: 45.3433
IP address longitude: 18.9997
ISP of this IP: OT – Optima Telekom d.d.
Organization: Vukovarsko-Srijemska Zupanija
Local Time of this IP country: 2009-11-28 05:36 Whois Information

Inetnum: –
Netname: VSZ
Descr: Vukovarsko-Srijemska Zupanija
Descr: Zupanijska 9
Descr: 32000 Vukovar
Country: HR
Admin-c: HR2098-RIPE
Tech-c: HR2098-RIPE
Remarks: INFRA-AW
Mnt-by: OT-MNT
Source: RIPE # Filtered

Person: Hrvoje Radman
Address: Vukovarsko-Srijemska Zupanija
Address: Zupanijska 9
Address: 32000 Vukovar
Address: Croatia
Phone: +385 32 454402
Nic-hdl: HR2098-RIPE
Mnt-by: OT-MNT
Source: RIPE # Filtered

The information on the WHOIS search I conducted is for reference only. I didn’t guarantee my readers the full accuracy of the result since I used third party software. However, I’m certain that the email is a phishing type… So beware!

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Bert Padilla

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