[funsec] Scamming the phishers?
stylewar at cox.net
Thu Sep 28 14:56:28 CDT 2006
Beware of the Phish, for they are wise...And quite coincidentally, tasty
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries
or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org
> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:16 PM
> To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: [funsec] Scamming the phishers?
> Is anyone aware of any banks which are creating fake online
> bank accounts that appear to be valid accounts but with no
> real money in them? The idea then is to feed valid login
> information to the fake accounts to phishers.
> These accounts can then be used by investigators to gather
> intelligence about how phishers operate. The fake account
> can also be used to make phish less attractive by wasting
> phisher's time on financial transactions that never get
> completed. Things may also get really interesting if the
> false account information is sold to another party for them
> to steal money.
> As an aside, I just got a phishing email targeting my bank.
> It arrive 2 mints after I was using my online bank account
> for paying some bills. How did the phishers know? ;-)
> Richard M. Smith
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