Washington Post - Online thieves may be exploiting the Equifax panic, researchers say

Since August, digital thieves have sent hundreds of thousands of phishing emails impersonating an alarming number of banking institutions, according to a report Thursday by the cloud security company Barracuda Networks. The fake emails pretend to be coming from major firms such as Bank of America, TD Bank and the Canadian bank CIBC. While the fake emails do not mean the banks themselves have been compromised, said Barracuda, the recent spike in bank-impersonation phishing attacks means consumers should be as vigilant as ever about email threats to their privacy and security in the wake of the Equifax breach.