New Alliance & Leicester Phishing Email

We just received a new phishing email today allegedly from the Alliance & Leicester. The worrying thing about this email is that it mentions Trusteer rapport which is a legitimate browser security plug-in designed to work with online banking.

The scammers are clearly across this idea and have included what appears to be a link to download the security plug-in to make your browsing safer.


If you look at the tool tip for the link the mouse over generates, you can clearly see it's not legitimate. Chances are this would download some malware that would allow access to your computer without your knowledge.

Please always exercise caution when receiving emails. The best rule is NEVER trust an email from a bank until you have thoroughly checked it out.



Posted on July 31, 2010 .