The Phisher that phailed English

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.

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TOPICS: E-Commerce
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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 .

Topic: E-Commerce

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  • That's how Bitty types..

    In full MS Cheerleader mode..!
    Xunil_Sierutuf
  • I get a lot of phishes like that

    As well as ones to my hotmail account. IIRC, e-bay doesn't let you register with hotmail.
    rpmyers1
    • What about these?

      I get phishes titled "Citibank Account# 702570948"

      The major problem with those, other than the bad grammar, is that I've never in my life had an account of any kind at Citibank.

      I've also noticed a noticable shift to using a single huge GIF or JPG in the email instead of text, presumably to bypass keyword filtering.
      Hallowed are the Ori
      • At least there's a *chance* you have citibank

        N/T
        rpmyers1
  • Not only are they criminals....

    They're dumass idiot criminals. Phishing really steams me, but lack of professionalism on that scale is just sad. I hope they get caught and end up cellmates with a big bisexual guy named Bubba.
    Kamikaze_Ohka
    • They're not just dumb...

      it's probably more a matter that they aren't english speakers. Almost every spam/phishing email that come my way shows that the person isn't a native english speaker. The majority of the mistakes aren't just bad english, they're just not the kind of mistakes that native speakers would make.
      ericha8
  • Glass Houses

    Err, it's "English," with a capital "E."
    Crabby Guy
  • "desitination"? (NT)

    .
    Neil Parks