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New phishing attack uses real ID hooks...

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 16th, 2005, 2:21 am

"Security researchers are reporting a new brand of phishing attack that attempts to use stolen consumer data to rip off individual account holders at specific banks."

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Phishing gets personal....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 17th, 2005, 8:19 pm

"Fraudsters are using stolen information to lure victims into divulging additional sensitive information in a new form of phishing attack. These so-called personalised phishing attacks target individual named accountholders at specific banks, according to anti-fraud software firm Cyota."

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Honeynet KYE: Phishing paper Published

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 18th, 2005, 12:54 pm

From SANS...

"The Honeynet projected published a "Know Your Enemy: Phishing" paper today. The paper focuses on observed examples and goes in-depth to analyze the intent and method of phishers in getting information. The paper is available here"

Long... but a good read.
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Home PCs launch phishing attacks....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 18th, 2005, 12:58 pm

"Phishing attacks are growing more sophisticated as attackers devise ever more devious means to stay at least one step ahead of banks and others fighting the contain fraudulent scams, according to a study from The Honeynet Project."

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Enterprise Employees Clueless About Phishing....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 19th, 2005, 1:09 am

"Enterprise employees are at a much bigger risk from phishing attacks than they think, according to a survey conducted by pollster Harris Interactive. In fact, a huger majority don't even know what phishing is, said the poll's sponsor, San Diego-based Websense on Wednesday."

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Netscape update takes aim at phishing....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 19th, 2005, 1:13 am

"Netscape on Thursday plans to release the final version of Netscape 8, a browser that includes features to protect Web surfers against online scams."

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Vigilantes Mutilate Phishing Sites....

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 19th, 2005, 8:19 pm

"Online vigilantes are taking matters into their own hands, and defacing some phishing sites to warn off the naive, a U.K. Web monitoring firm said Thursday.

According to Netcraft, a phishing site that posed as PayPal.com was recently defaced with a page created using the open-source OpenOffice application suite. The page read "WARNING -- THIS WAS A SCAM SITE" and "site killed courtesy of sickophish."


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Underground showdown: Defacers take on phishers...

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 20th, 2005, 6:30 pm

"A small percentage of Web sites illegally set up for phishing scams have been defaced with warnings to potential victims. While illegal, some Internet watchers believe the trend could be beneficial."

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Paypal Phishing Conditioning?

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 23rd, 2005, 1:20 pm

"ISC reader TJ O'Grady reported receiving a legitimate password reset verification from Paypal. As he had not requested any reset, he contacted Paypal via telephone and was told that they were having technical difficulties and that he shouldn't worry about the email."

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Web Site Flaws Let Spammers, Phishers Build User Profiles

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 24th, 2005, 1:35 pm

"Spammers and phishers are using new kinds of attacks to build wide-ranging profiles of online users -- everything from their political views to their sexual preference -- a security firm said Monday."

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Yahoo! phishing attack targets Star Wars fans

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 25th, 2005, 12:39 pm

"Hackers are exploiting interest in the new Star Wars film to harvest Yahoo! login credentials."

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Worm, phishing scam hit IM services...

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 25th, 2005, 12:58 pm

"A new worm and a phishing scam are targeting members of the America Online and Yahoo instant messaging networks, security companies warned Tuesday."

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Netcraft launches anti-phishing toolbar

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 26th, 2005, 12:56 pm

"Netcraft this week released a Firefox version of its free anti-phishing toolbar. The release follows the availability of a similar Internet Explorer plug-in, released in December 2004."

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Phishers get personal...

Unread postby 'KotaGuy » May 26th, 2005, 12:59 pm

" Spammers and phishers are learning more about potential victims to better hone their attacks.

Web sites that use e-mail addresses as identifiers for password reminders and registration are open to exploitation by scammers to generate detailed profiles of people, security company Blue Security said this week in a research report."


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