Re: beware eBay "phishing" scam to Yahoo.com addresses
You must have missed my original note's comment comparing the polished
level of the one I saw to the cruder phishing emails I had seen in the
past. Having been in network security well before the Melissa outbreaks
of 1999, I don't disagree when you say that "phishing" scams have been
around several years.
But experience in monitoring virus, spam, email scams, etc. and all
manner of nasties that even the best-patched Windows users ran into --
showed that 99.5 % of the time, users are receiving something that
Internet security firms already know about. <It's because they can
legitimately run 'honeypot' operations to attract 'flies'>
In dealing with 1000s of networked PCs over many years, I only once
stumbled across a undetectable piece of particularly nasty malicious
code that was not already known to major anti-virus companies. Only one
had seen it, and then only 2 days earlier. They said it was not
then "in the wild", and wondered how I discovered it and what the
delivery vector was. Naturally, I half-hoped that one of the number of
companies I sent pre-authorized and carefully packaged samples to would
name it after me.
Not being smug old chap, just pointing up why I recommended that users
delete strange messages. (Ok, Ok -- if you want to be really technical,
also add don't open attachments and use shift-delete to really
Enough tech claptrap from my end. Think I'll close up shop and go do
some reel <g> fishing.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Kevin Windsor" <kevin.windsor@s...>
> Actually Dave this has been going on for a long time. Don't deletethe
> email, but forward it to spoof@e... and they will shut the site down.
> ----- Original Message -----
> > - Don't go to the embedded link, just delete the message.
> > The Subject line says "EBAY INC: IMPORTANT ACCOUNT NOTIFICATION..."