Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Phishing Resources

For the past little while at work, many of us have been the target of "phishing" attacks whereby scammers recreate entire websites that look like legitimate businesses such as banks, E-Bay or Paypal.

The scammers send an e-mail message requesting the recipient send personal information such as an account number or password with the excuse that there was a computer malfunction and that the business wants to make sure you are who you claim to be.

Last week, I was able to see from the code that one attacker passing himself off as a bank actually originated from a school in the UK. I notified the bank in question as well as the police and the bank has informed me that the site was shut down.

Here are a few resources on "phishing":

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 10:28 pm


Blogger High Power Rocketry said...

:O) Thanks for your work here, I know it cant be easy!

11:33 pm  

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