Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:49 PM
McAfee Avert Labs Blog - $109.30 in 2 minutes … IRS refunds attack
$109.30 in 2 minutes … IRS refunds attack
Monday September 24, 2007 at 9:16 am CST
Posted by Chris Barton
Phishers today are targeting the IRS with a large phish attack. So far it is spread over 25 domains. The phish offers victims $109.30 refund directly to their credit card for filling in an online form. How convenient
Here is an XYZ-obscured list of domains currently in use.
As is usual these days for this sort of attack the phishers are using a whois privacy service, in this instance register.com’s $9 registration masking service… Again. We’ve seen a number of similar attacks recently. I wonder why they bother paying extra for such things when they are trivially forged.
…There I go again, assuming THEY actually pay.
Oh while we’re on the subject F-Secure have a cute blog on using google to catch paypal phish. Note the “Results: 1-10″ … Ten. Guys, there are 259 other active phish on that server alone. Googlejuice is for wimps
Source: Computer Security Research - McAfee Avert Labs Blog
Filed under: Spam\Phishing