Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Lamest phishing attempt ever (paca)

As you all know, phishing (is that the right spelling or am I confusing an internet scam with a widely touring jam band cum Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor?) is when you get a fake email from a reputable seeming company who need you to verify some security info, which is then stolen and used to buy... tickets to Phish concerts and a lot of ice cream, I assume. That's right, isn't it? Anyway, the email was normal and competent, but then the email link (I just viewed it in my browser bar; I didn't click on it) was to an address like:

http://www.myspace.nigeria/bobshome/userpics/Citibank

Yeah. That's likely to be the web address for a major corporation.

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