08 December 2006
we received another exquisite phishing email tonight, yet another one that managed to get around gmail's junk email filter. we're not sure but we have a strong suspicion that this is the work of the same crime gang that started out with the cartao.exe ecard email that we blogged about here. this is obviously a professional hi-tech crime gang and they have been doing this for awhile now. we wonder why interpol hasnt come knocking at their door yet. these particular phishing emails arrive presenting themselves to be a regular ecard....
this particular email does not contain any attachments. its cleverly designed to trick you into thinking that its an ecard. so you click the link in that box thinking you are going to fetch your ecard but instead you are taken to a website and thats where the .exe file is installed on your computer.
Subject:Você Recebeu um Cartão OCarteiro.com.br
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 00:07:26 -0600
AOL.COM: this spam was sent to advertise a phishing website that you host that is tricking computer users into installing a .exe file please would you terminate
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Posted by wst... at 01:09