Phishing - Alive and kicking

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Offline Bugbatter

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Phishing - Alive and kicking
« on: May 28, 2010, 10:59:43 AM »

From Chester Wisniewski’s Blog

The phishes I've received in the last few weeks seem to be diversifying. Historically, almost all of the ones I received on my Canadian accounts are what I would call generic. They target large American internet presences like PayPal, eBay, and Bank of America. Recently, phishes have widened their targeting to products like World of Warcraft, Amazon, and Royal Bank of Canada.

Today I received a cleverly disguised phish targeting Scotiabank, a large Canadian bank. As you can see, the email looks very professional and believable, if you forget that banks should not use email to alert you to changes in your accounts.

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Re: Phishing - Alive and kicking
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 03:38:10 AM »
Thanks!   :)1
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