eBay Fooled by Fast-moving Phishing Scam


Sometimes even the targets of phising attacks have difficulty sorting out whether an e-mail or web site is bogus. In other instances, spoof sites remain online long after they are identified as criminal scams.

Both scenarios are found in a story related by an e-mail security researcher, who submitted an obviously fraudulent phishing site to eBay, only to have the auction company's staff e-mail back to insist that the site was legitimate and that the "bait" e-mail was sent by eBay.

The scam site, ebaychristmas.net, was blocked on Nov. 25 by the Netcraft Toolbar community. This particular fraud site illustrates the difficulty of relying upon web hosting services to protect Internet users by taking a site offline. Netcraft: eBay Fooled by Fast-moving Phishing Scam

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 5th December 2005 9:14PM