Tag: phishing

January 22, 2008 / / Other Stuff

We are all used to the phishing emails that we get sent from “banks” and “auctions sites” – trying to steal your logins for financial gain. A new phase has started where phishing messages are sent via the private message (PM) facility at a forum.

The motive in this case is pure revenge, but with forums being used for trading, deals, and product promotion the trend is very dangerous – primarily because you believe you “know” the users, or atleast have some sort of respect and trust between you.

Lets walk through the steps.

December 17, 2007 / / Technical Discussions

I check the whois records for domains reasonably often. Whoisguard type systems are commonly in place to protect the identity of the domain owner. No problems there.

What irks, though, is the people who give completely false information… like this one where the info is incomplete and gives an Australian address yet I know that the actual owner is in India. By saying he’s in Melbourne he aquires a western credibility he perceives as superior to his Indian identity.

April 13, 2006 / / New Zealand
September 15, 2005 / / Technical Discussions

I just received a sternly worded email from “eBay” of which I am not a registered user. Out of curiousity I decided to view the source of the email and see which tricks this nasty Phisher had employed

June 29, 2005 / / Technical Discussions

Been getting pesky email spam lately. Especially all those Phishing emails? View the source of the email and post the real info about the spammers here.

An example is this email I got today

Well here’s a funny old thing. I’ve done a bit of coding on PropertyTalk and I’ve put up a currency converter courtesy of OzForex. Every so often someone keys in something odd.