Internet site shut down that targeted PNC Bank

| Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

PNC Bank had authorities investigate and shut down an Internet site early Tuesday after cyber criminals tried to "phish" sensitive information from people online, said a bank spokesman.

An unknown number of PNC customers and possibly non-customers received e-mail from someone posing as PNC saying their online bank accounts had been blocked and instructing them to renew online.

Once it detected the scam, PNC posted the rogue e-mail message on its site to alert people, said spokesman Pat McMahon.

The bank also provided ID theft protection tips on its site.

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