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    Question Hit by a Cloned Banking website

    Hi All,

    yesterday I went to my bank's wbsite to access my account online.
    I saw that it was asking all the details (including security details) at the first page and
    being suspicious I called bank they told me that I'm diverted to a cloned website.
    I access the site from my friend's PC it works perfectly fine.
    Could anyone pleae tell me how can I fix this issue on my laptop so that I go to the correct website.

    Darknite
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    How up2date is your system? And what OS is it?
    Any anti-virus? Which one? Is that up2date?

    Have a look at your hosts file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.). Review your TCP/IP settings, most notably the DNS settings.

    Run something like malwarebytes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirDice View Post
    How up2date is your system? And what OS is it?
    Any anti-virus? Which one? Is that up2date?

    Have a look at your hosts file (c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.). Review your TCP/IP settings, most notably the DNS settings.

    Run something like malwarebytes.
    Thanks for the advice SirDice, I've checked my AV, and found them up2date.
    hosts file was fine. TCP/IP and DNS settings I've checked, but not an expert to find anything
    wrong there.
    Then I tried malwarebytes, ran a quick scan, It picked up and delete the files, then I access my bank site and Voila, problem was fixed. I was accessing the real site rather than cloned site.

    Cheers.
    Darknite
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    also download and run combofix, and maybe give spybot search and destroy a run.

    im thinking maybe some DNS poisoning has taken place.

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    i agree with teabags.

    If the DNS and default gateway settings look OK on your machine, check the router's settings. I've seen cases where the workstation DNS gets changes to the routers address and the routers DNS is poisoned.

    Also, if the router was compromised, reset it and change the admin password. Cant tell you how many times I go to fix a problem only to find out the router password is still set to the default.
    Last edited by Cheap Scotch Ron; March 26th, 2009 at 12:15 PM. Reason: also...
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    Speaking of routers, do make sure you haven't been hit by Psyb0t..

    http://www.dronebl.org/blog/8
    http://www.adam.com.au/bogaurd/PSYB0T.pdf
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