Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Scam Wars: Phishing Kits Exploit Customers

In a twist, security researchers have discovered a group of hackers who are exploiting a new category of victims-- aspiring Internet scammers.

A Moroccan group called "Mr. Brain" is offering free phishing kits on a Web site hosted in France, said Paul Mutton, Internet services developer at Netcraft, a security company in Bath, England.

The software packages make it easy to quickly set up a fraudulent Web site mimicking a known brand in order to trick people into divulging credit card details or bank account numbers. Templates for spam e-mail are also included, targeting brands such as Bank of America, eBay, PayPal and HSBC.

full story - Yahoo News

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