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April 24, 2005

Are There Any Humans Out There?

By "out there," I mean in the domain registration and Web hosting worlds. I continue to find it incredible that a crook could not only register a dot-com domain name that includes the words "verify," "paypal," and "account," but that a brand-name Web hosting service would blindly grant hosting space to such a domain.

Sure enough, the interior link in one of this morning's PayPal phish messages points to such a domain (the visible link displays the real PayPal URL, as expected). The domain was registered yesterday. It's hosted at yahoo today. Peoples' lives will be ruined tomorrow. Incredible.

Posted on April 24, 2005 at 11:20 AM