Mizuho transfer laid to 'phishing'
Japan Times -- Nov 02

Money is suspected to have been transferred illegally from the account of a Mizuho Bank customer who was banking online, one of a growing number of "phishing" scams in Japan, bank officials said Thursday.

A customer saw several hundred thousand yen transferred to another account after following instructions on what is suspected to have been a fake page on the bank's website asking for the customer's password and personal identification code, they said.

インターネットバンキングのホームページで偽の画面に暗証番号などを入力した利用者の口座から不正送金された事件で、みずほ銀行でも同じ手口で数十万円が不正送金されてい­たことが新たに分かりました。
News sources: Japan Times, ANNnewsCH

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