21 June 2006

still phishing paypal

hard to believe but there are still people attempting to hack our personal information by exploiting the popularity of website merchants such as pay pal, ebay, banks and the day to day scams like the notorious nigerian perfected 419 advance fee fraud spammers. anyway here is a paypal phishing email we received this morning:

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this is a very well crafted work of phishing it looks perfect - however we should always make it a good habit to automatically look down at the status bar to make sure that the url's match....the following screen grab was taken with the mouse hovering over the link the email presents to click to update your paypal account. then when you look down at the status bar in the lower left corner you see they dont match. hiding the true url as an ip number is very clever too as it makes it harder to identify who the domain belongs to. the part where they add :8110 at the end of the ip number must be some very clever coding ploy that hackers have discovered to redirect browsers.

From: wesawthat@gmail.com
To: abuse@rogers.com,reportphishing@antiphishing.org
Cc: spam@uce.gov
Subject: Fw: Notice: Account Review Necessity.
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:22:07 -0500
Organization: www.wesawthat.blogspot.com

ROGERS.COM: this spam was sent to advertise a website that you host thats phishing the paypal.com website please would you terminate service to:

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for wesawthat@gmail.com; Wed, 21 Jun 2006 04:46:36 +0800
To: wesawthat@gmail.com
Subject: Notice: Account Review Necessity.
From: PayPal.
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Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 04:46:35 +0800
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