Powered by Movable Type 3.121
Home The Book Training Events Tools Stats
Web log archive.
A Dispatch

« [Sigh] | Main | Something New in Spam Crockery »

October 24, 2006

Sophisticated Tools in the Hands of Idiots

Crooks can buy phishing kits, which give them all the software and templates they need to set up a phony site on a hijacked server and send the phishing messages through botnets.

But put the kit in the hands of an idiot, and he'll try to do something special with it. Customize a bit here or there.

And so, we find one genius who uses a competently composed PayPal phishing message template, only to give it the following Subject:

Please Confirm Your Tranzaction!

Sorry, but PayPal just isn't that kewl.

Posted on October 24, 2006 at 10:44 AM