Monday, October 01, 2007

Chinese government server used in Paypal phishing attack

IMAGINE OUR surprise when among the dozens of phishing e-mails that arrive to our inboxes was one message that leads not to a free hosting provider but to a .GOV.CN site URL. Hackers are apparently in control of a Chinese government web server, or someone at that site is engaged in phishing Paypal accounts.

The e-mail, like many others of that ilk, told us about the need to log-in due to "suspect activity". It reads "We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in to your PayPal account from a foreign IP address".

complete article from The Inquirer

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