Deutsche Bank has been targeted by another phishing attack, following an assault last week, a bank spokesman confirmed.
"We were hit by another phishing attack last night but were able to respond quickly," the spokesman said. "We blocked access to the pseudo Deutsche Bank website by 8.30am. There was no damage done," he added.
Security researchers detected the phishing e-mail messages, according to Jürgen Schmidt, a security expert at German internet security portal Heise Security.
Schmidt said the text of the latest attack was similar to the first one, but contained more grammatical errors. "It appears as if the phishing e-mail messages came from PCs infected with a Trojan horse program," Schmidt said.
Phishing attacks in Germany have increased in the past six months. "We are seeing not only more attacks but also more of these fraud e-mail messages and web pages now written in German," said Schmidt.
John Blau writes for IDG News Service