The Phisher that phailed English

Summary:I couldn't resist commenting on the latest phishing attempt to show up in my inbox.  As with many phishing attempts, it displays a legitimate looking eBay URL.

I couldn't resist commenting on the latest phishing attempt to show up in my inbox.  As with many phishing attempts, it displays a legitimate looking eBay URL.  But when I mouse over it in Outlook (or reveal the HTML source), the link's true desitination (http://gae.prizaar.com/ebay.com.html) is revealed.  But there was another clue to the e-mail's nefarious nature.  It was the following warning:

If you do not respond in 24h after you have received this eBay notice, your account might be closed and got out from our server .

Topics: E-Commerce

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David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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