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Submission + - Has my bank been hacked and how would I know?

An anonymous reader writes: So I receive a very specific bank email hoax about 'logging in and checking my security' which has my new email address not listed anywhere (and a gaelic name not easy to generate) which directs me to a Russian site to 'log in'. My bank — Westpac in Australia has a long history of poor IT upkeep and ongoing issues are always in the media — How would I know if this is a random email or if my details have been taken from one of their compromised servers? It's awfully specific and the only hoax email I've ever had just happens to be for my particular institution with my full name (not my reply name on my email). Am I likely to ever know if the bank compromised my security?
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Has my bank been hacked and how would I know?

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