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New Phishing Technique

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New Phishing Technique

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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/online.wamu.com/"

Reading that URL, it's going to a folder called "online.wamu.com" and the hex numbers are an IP address. This struck me as being a bit more clever than "http://thesiteyouthinkthisisreallyreallyreally.com" 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.
  • Thanks for posting this

    I am really glad you posted this. I *just* got this same email and since it is the first phish that got through my spam filter, I thought I'd google it before doing anything else. You just saved me at least 30 minutes :-) So, you have done your good deed for the day for a stranger, no less (which must count for 2 good deeds, *somewhere*, right?) e-l
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