Phishing: Saudi style

On a very slow day the majority of the messages that reached us were about phishing. It consisted of the usual phishing for ebay, amazon, ... accounts, but one jumped up that was somewhat unusual:

Suliman brought a phishing attempt to our attention that was written in Arab aiming at a bank out there and diverting the clicks to http://www_sambaonlineaccess_com/ instead of the bank's normal address. According to the submitter -I can't read Arab it was linked to an online registration of a large IPO for a chemical company.

Aside of the IPO relation, it was also noteworthy because of the language used (Arab) and of the location of the server where the clicks were directed to: Israel. I cannot help to note that at the very least this is quite provocative. SANS - Internet Storm Center - Cooperative Cyber Threat Monitor And Alert System

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 26th December 2005 9:07PM