Phish it yourself

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Aug 31, 2004

Do-it-yourself phishing kits are available free of charge to anyone surfing the Internet.

Do-it-yourself phishing kits are available free of charge to anyone surfing the Internet according to researchers at Sophos. The DIY kits include the graphics, web code and even all the text any would-be phisher would need to construct a fake online banking website, as well as the spamming software to send the emails as bait.

Worryingly, while MessageLabs reports that it is currently intercepting around 250,000 phishing-related emails every month, a survey carried out by anti-spam firm MailFrontier indicated that 28 per cent of the US customers it surveyed were fooled by phishing scams - even by some of the earliest, most unsophisticated and highly publicised scams.

Posted on 31 August 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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