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#1 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 07:25 AM

FYI...June "phishing" schemes: :(

'eBay account verification needed':
- http://www.antiphish...on_needed).html
11-Jun-2004

Citibank and various other banks:
- http://www.antiphish...image_map).html
10-Jun-2004

Fleet cardmember security update:
- http://www.antiphish...ty_update).html
09-Jun-2004

e-gold - 'Please Verify Your Account':
- http://www.antiphish...r_Account).html
04-Jun-2004

Microsoft - 'current network critical patch'
- http://www.antiphish...cal_patch).html
01-Jun-2004

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#2 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 12:59 AM

FYI...add another:

eBay - 'TKO NOTICE: Pay your fees to eBay.com'
- http://www.antiphish..._eBay.com).html
14-Jun-2004

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#3 AplusWebMaster

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 05:36 PM

FYI...

- http://www.techweb.c...WB20040615S0008
June 15, 2004
"...Using data from an April, 2004, survey of 5,000 U.S. adults who use the Internet and e-mail, Gartner estimated that nearly 2 million Americans fell victim to checking account fraud in the last 12 months. The cost to banks and consumers: a staggering $2.4 billion in direct losses, or an average of $1,200 per victim...

The top two methods scammers are using to lift bank account numbers are keyloggers planted by spyware -- software typically loaded onto a computer without the consumer's knowledge -- and phishing attacks, e-mail messages that try to trick users into divulging financial information..."What we're hearing from out clients is that keyloggers are now just as prevalent as phishing attacks..."

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Posted 16 June 2004 - 03:55 AM

FYI...

- http://www4.gartner....et_89228_11.jsp
June 15, 2004
"...Just by clicking on a pop-up ad, Web users can inadvertently download spyware (technology that gathers information about a person or organization without their knowledge). In these situations, when users click on the ad, it traps the user ID and password for their online bank account without them ever knowing about it. "It will take time for the financial services industry to develop sophisticated back-end tools, but banks must implement stronger access controls to online and telephone banking systems...Shared-secret authentication is a good practical solution for strengthening access controls for online and telephone banking..."

In terms of absolute number of victims, checking account hijacks were the second most prevalent type of crime in the 12 months ending April 2004. The most common was the much more familiar fraudulent credit card purchase, where a thief uses a stolen credit card to buy goods or services..."

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 05:48 PM

FYI...recent add(s) to June "Phishing" list:
("The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically...The Anti-Phishing Working Group has compiled a list of recommendations...that you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams..." - http://www.antiphish...nsumer_recs.htm )

eBay - 'Ebay Re-Activation Unit'
- http://www.antiphishing.org/
(sorry, URL for this date must be accessed from their site's main page)
17-Jun-2004

Fleet - 'Online banking - protect yourself from internet fraud'
- http://www.antiphish...net_fraud).html
15-Jun-2004

Edited by apluswebmaster, 18 June 2004 - 08:50 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 07:53 PM

FYI...another for the "June" List:

Bank One - 'Online banking issue'
- http://www.antiphish...ing_issue).html

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 04:03 PM

FYI...they're still at it, so we have to keep up with them:

U.S. Bank - "U.S. Bank Fraud Verification Process"
- http://www.antiphish...n_Process).html
21-Jun-2004

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 07:42 PM

FYI...they won't quit, so neither will we:

U.S. Bank - 'U.S. Bank Consumer Alert'
- http://www.antiphish...mer_Alert).html
22-Jun-2004

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 03:20 PM

FYI...more:

eBay - 'Please update your Ebay account information!'
- http://www.antiphish...formation).html

Citibank - 'accounts@citibank.com'
- http://www.antiphish...ibank.com).html

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 05:36 AM

FYI...

PayPal - "Verify and update your PayPal information"
- http://www.antiphish...formation).html
25-Jun-2004

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:38 PM

FYI...

eBay - 'eBay Update Information'
- http://www.antiphish...formation).html
29-Jun-2004

Visa - 'Protect your debit card from fraudulent online transactions'
- http://www.antiphish...nsactions).html
28-Jun-2004

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 09:11 PM

FYI...somehow, you just -knew- they were going to get another one in before month-end:

Wells fargo - 'Your account at Wells Fargo has been suspended'
- http://www.antiphish...suspended).html
29-Jun-2004

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 11:15 AM

An ongoing updated "Recent Phishing Attacks..." list of advisories will be available here:

The Anti-Phishing Working Group

("The number and sophistication of phishing scams sent out to consumers is continuing to increase dramatically...The Anti-Phishing Working Group has compiled a list of recommendations...that you can use to avoid becoming a victim of these scams..."
- http://www.antiphish...nsumer_recs.htm )

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 12:20 PM

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 July 2004 - 09:43 PM

FYI...

Phishing Attacks Linked To Organized Crime
- http://www.securityp...bleArticle=true
July 07, 2004
"Federal and state law enforcement have linked organized crime to phishing attacks that are increasing in both volume and sophistication. "There's a lot of activity in the former Soviet bloc, the Eastern bloc, Latvia, and Ukraine," says John Curran, supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center. "It definitely looks like there are organized groups."...The U.S. Secret Service has also noted an increase in organized crime involvement in phishing...."With phishing attacks, the information goes global." The Anti-Phishing Working Group, an industry forum, reported 1,197 unique attacks in May 2004, up from 402 attacks in March..."Early on it was amateurs," Maier acknowledges. "There is still some level of amateurs doing this, but more and more this looks like the work of professionals. There are a number of attacks against Australian banks that point back to Asian gangs. And we can tell by looking at the nature of some of the attacks, the ones that use common elements and come back to common websites, that multiple attacks are linked." Making matters worse are hacker websites...that sell phishing starter kits. "There's a whole underground economy of trading credit card information back and forth and the tools for doing credit card fraud," Maier says..."

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 02:59 PM

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Phishers Face More Jail Time
- http://www.techweb.c...WB20040715S0004
July 15, 2004
"President Bush on Thursday signed into law a bill that stiffens criminal penalties for identity thieves, including those who purloin information electronically using phishing attacks. Known as the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act (ITPEA), the new law sets punishment guidelines for anyone who obtains or holds someone else's ID-related information with the intent to commit a crime...The ITPEA's goal is to make sure that identity thieves don't walk away unpunished. It adds an extra two or five years, depending on the severity of the crime, to sentences, with the additional years served without the possibility of parole..."

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