Phishing phears closes Kiwibank

Entire online banking site taken down after 'kiwibahk' website

The state-owned Kiwibank took the unusual step today of completely shutting down its online banking service because of a phishing attack targetting its customers.

A statement from Kiwibank says it has temporarily closed internet banking acces in response to "an international fradulent scam".

It is not known at this stage if any Kiwibank customers have lost money to the phishers, nor when the bank will see fit to restore internet banking access.

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