[funsec] Scamming the phishers?

StyleWar stylewar at cox.net
Thu Sep 28 14:56:28 CDT 2006

Beware of the Phish, for they are wise...And quite coincidentally, tasty
with CHIPS! 



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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?
> Hi,
> 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? ;-)
> Thanks,
> Richard M. Smith
> http://www.ComputerBytesMan.com
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