A Flash In The Pan

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  03 December 2006

Description

Pointing to a Flash animation whose only purpose is to redirect to the real spam/phish site. Probably done to avoid phishing detection that relies on finding links that say they are going to one place, but actually go to another.

Submitted by Nick FitzGerald via an anonymous CastleCops reporter.

Example

<A href="http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p87/tractors200/as.swf" target=_blank rel=nofollow _> <IMG height=32 alt="Respond Now" src="http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/buttons/btnRespondNow.gif" width=120 border=0></A>

which actually redirects to:

http://www.ess-access.com/Signin.eBay.com.ws.eBayISAPI.dslSignInco.partnerId.
  pUserId.siteid.pageType.pa1.i1.BshowGif.UsingSSL.https.ebay.com.pa2.errmsg.
  runame.ruparams.ruproduct.sid.confirm5.htm

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