The bank issued a security advisory describing the email and spoof site and asking customers to contact the bank if they responded to the bogus “bait” email. The bank also restated measures customers can take to protect themselves against phishing attacks.
One of the most effective defenses is the Netcraft Toolbar, which is currently available for both Internet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar automatically blocks access to known phishing sites while displaying the longevity, hosting location and country for each site you visit. The toolbar can be freely downloaded, and customized versions of the toolbar can provide phishing targets with a powerful tool to protect their customers and networks from Internet phishing scams.