[funsec] 'Money Mules': The Hidden Side of Phishing

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Mon Oct 16 18:05:00 CDT 2006


Wow, I never heard of "Money Mules". WHATEVER are those? :)

</cynic>

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Fergie wrote:

> Via eWeek.
> 
> [snip]
> 
> The dramatic rise in phishing and identity theft attacks includes a
> well-organized offline component—the 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 people—mostly in the
> United States, the United Kingdom and Australia—to 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.
> 
> [snip]
> 
> More:
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2029953,00.asp
> 
> - ferg
> 
> 
> --
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>  Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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> 
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