ABSA Bank is trying their very best to create awareness about phishing websites, but what is the average user to think when ABSA’s own website closely resembles a phishing website? While on ABSA’s Internet Banking website, paying my monthly bills, I was suddenly redirected to a very suspicious looking page: http://18.104.22.168/unavailable.html
At first I thought that my system was compromised. As you can see in the screenshot, images on the page are broken and it appears like a rather amateurish attempt at a phishing website — but truly, it is an ABSA website, linking back to ABSa’s secure https banking website.
And in the past…
Why ABSA, why?