[funsec] 'Money Mules': The Hidden Side of Phishing
ge at linuxbox.org
Mon Oct 16 18:05:00 CDT 2006
Wow, I never heard of "Money Mules". WHATEVER are those? :)
On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Fergie wrote:
> Via eWeek.
> The dramatic rise in phishing and identity theft attacks includes a
> well-organized offline componentthe not-so-innocent "money mule"
> recruited by fraudsters to launder stolen money across the globe.
> The ads appear innocently on all the major employment listing sites,
> offering stay-at-home positions titled "shipping manager," "private
> financial receiver" or "sales representative."
> These, however, are active attempts at enlisting peoplemostly in the
> United States, the United Kingdom and Australiato transfer illegal
> funds from credit card thieves operating out of the former Soviet
> Union, according to an investigation by VeriSign's iDefense security
> research outfit.
> - ferg
> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
> Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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