How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

New Phishing Technique

I just received an email claiming to be from Washington Mutual Online, doing the standard "you need to log in". Instead of giving me a domain name made to look like one that could possibly be for a banking firm, the phisher supplied a case number: "0xD2.0x8D.0xDF.0x4B". They then used that case number in the URL, like so: "0xD2.0x8D.0xDF.0x4B/"

Reading that URL, it's going to a folder called "" and the hex numbers are an IP address. This struck me as being a bit more clever than "" or a very long URL. It also shows a better than average technical competency- the phisher knows what an IP address is and knows how to convert it into hex.
Tags: idiots, security, technology

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