Keeping Up with the Phishers

The message addressed to Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union executives read, "I was recently logging into my account to view my account details when I realized the site I was visiting was a well-done duplicate of your Web site. I am unsure if this Web site is affiliated with your institution, but here is the link for you to check it out."

The e-mail arrived just after 7 p.m. on Jan. 3, a day when Microsoft had posted an updated security bulletin on a worrisome flaw in the viewer for Windows Meta File graphics, for which it had not yet released a patch. A click on the link in that e-mail would take users to a bogus Web site designed to use the wmf's vulnerability to download malicious code onto the user's computer. Keeping Up with the Phishers

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 7th February 2006 5:47AM