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May 06, 2007

The Dumb-Dumb Phish

I love it when a phisher (or any other scammer) does something really stupid—something that will cause his or her scamming attempt to go nowhere. Thus, I got a chuckle out of a phishing site that had been installed on a hijacked Russian server. The phisher apparently wasn't smart enough to look at the phishing page delivered by the server before sending out the email lures:

Phishing page with embedded Russian advertisement

All pages served up from the hijacked domain have a Russian advertisement appended to the page. The graphic on the right side is actually an animation, which immediately draws the eye away from the phisher's intended purpose (yes, the robe comes down; no, she doesn't turn around).

Don't they teach you in high school to always check your work before handing it in? Perhaps this phisher isn't old enough yet to have taken that class.

Posted on May 06, 2007 at 04:18 PM