Phishing for Business?

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

It can be a big problem for businesses as staff are often caught out by emails they think are legitimate but which often turn out to be far from it!

Take a look at this one:

Does this look real?

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The Chamber Secretary received this email reportedly from the ANZ Bank. While the logo is right and the copyright notice seems to suggest it’s legitimate, a quick look behind the text shows that that clicking on LOG IN takes you to a server in Russia!

Not the LOG IN you expected?

While it’s easy to say don’t click on any link in a banking email, you can see how easy it is to be fooled. The writer even used the ANZ logo, linked to the genuine ANZ website.

By clicking on the link, you will no doubt end up on a website that either mimics the banks login page in order to obtain your account details or holds malicious code that may well infect your computer. Either way, its not the best way to start your day.

Luckily, this email was spotted by Norton Spam Filter which removed the active link & placed it in the Spam folder, is your PC anti virus up to date or are you relying on luck?

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Bunbury to Albany Gas Pipeline given the go ahead

Gas Pipeline Expressions of Interest open in November

Ministerial Media Statement (Extract)

‘The State Government has selected a preferred corridor and operational model for a natural gas pipeline from Bunbury to Albany.

Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett and Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today announced the Bunbury to Albany gas pipeline would service Manjimup and towns along the corridor, including Donnybrook, Bridgetown and Mount Barker.

Expressions of interest from qualified companies will be called in early to mid-November.

The successful proponent would identify an easement up to 50m wide within the corridor and be responsible for consulting and negotiating with landholders and communities, and for obtaining relevant environmental, Native Title and planning approvals.

The pipeline will have minimal impact on the environment and private land use. Although the area will be protected under the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline legislation, activities such as cropping and grazing would still be permitted on land within the easement.’

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