Customers of MBNA Europe, the bank and credit card issuer, have been hit by a new email identity theft scam, known as phishing.

The authentic-looking emails target UK customers of the bank, asking users to click on a link to a fraudulent website and fill in their user details.
As with previous phishing attacks against firms such as Barclays and Citibank, the email attepts to capture user IDs for the bank's web site, a spokesman for web content filtering firm SurfControl said.
The scam instructs customers to reactivate their internet account by clicking on the link: