August 02, 2006Phishing By Dummies
If there were a book titled "Phishing By (Not For) Dummies," a message I received today would deserve a mention.
It was a usual PayPal phishing message, except for the Subject: line:
IMPORTANT: Alert about your AOL billing information on file
The phishing site was hosted on a hacked Web site hosted in Germany. That's usually pretty good because German ISPs don't have much of a sense of humor when it comes to this kind of activity. In addition to alerting the address in the whois record, I fortunately know just enough German to wade through the ISP's site to submit the proper report. I knew that studying all those Märklin sites and magazines would pay off.Posted on August 02, 2006 at 04:57 PM