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Paypal phishing w/o hosted HTML files

It is the first time I can see a phishing that doesn’t have a website to store the website ! This email came as a self sustained phishing solution. It is written in HTML and JS and it has a FORM whos action is POST to a website which saves the data. The submit button goes to The website is not randomly chosen 😉 Web Form Designer is a legitimate company that produces such emails … Have a look here: The mail doesn’t have anything special in it. It asks for the usual stuff : CC number, PIN (never asked by a legitimate company or webshop) , etc.

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Bye, bye, Blogger!

Finally I decided to remove all the old posts from the blog hosted Blogger and link them to this one. However, I had a problem … Until January 2006, I had all the files hosted by Blogger and from January, I moved them to this blog. Then, in a futile attempt to retrieve the old posts as well and to clean them up from Blogger, I erased the Blog. This blog:  Remember, it is deleted …. really … 🙂 But, because  the files are still hosted by Blogger, the name is somehow … lost in the space. So, I can not: – delete the blog (it is already deleted) – create a blog with the same name – modify it in any way – post it in I wrote to Blogger, and this is what they said: Notes: If your blog is a free blogspot blog, its files will be deleted and will no longer appear online. If your blog is either on your own server, or on Blog*Spot Plus, its files will not be deleted. You can FTP in and delete them manually. If you have changed the BlogSpot address of your blog, your pages may still remain…

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Double Phishing: PayPal & eBay

Subject:PayPal & eBay From:”PayPal” Date:Thu, 6 Jul 2006 04:36:34 -0700 To:undisclosed-recipients:; This e-mail is the notification of PayPal Become One With eBay. We’re excited about this change because it allows us to offer you: * Easier access to all your account information* Enhanced Online Bill Payment * Transfer balances online * Mass Payment allows anyone to send multiple payments instantly-saving time, money and the hassle of having to individually send funds to every payment recipient and others. You won’t need to do anything to prepare for the move, just continue logging on to PayPal account by access the link bellow : notification expires July. 15, 2006 Note : Ignoring this message will cause losing the account . Thank You PayPal & eBay Company

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Wasted Phishing campaign

I just received a PayPal Phishing which is pretty nice. Nothing special about it .. this time. The only problem is that they used a wrong link to the fake site: http://1171700305:20/webscr/index.php?update.user. The offending part is the port: 20. Here is what Firefox says: ” This address is restricted This address uses a network port which is normally used for purposes other than Web browsing. Firefox has canceled the request for your protection. “

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Writing my review of the EU Spam Symposium

I have started to write my review of the Symposium. Briefly, it was ok, but as any conference, there were also some negative aspects. If the review will not be published in Virus Bulletin, I will also publish it here. More details later. Until then, have a look at the presentations:

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