"New" e-mail phishing scam

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Feb 21 11:01:18 GMT 2009

This is called "spear phishing". We get it all the time and it's what my 
previous work will catch for you. Take a look in my Logbook at 
www.jules.fm and you'll see the article about it, along with all the 
code you need to stop these attacks.

Sorry to say this, but it's old news from what I can see.

On 20/2/09 22:54, James Gray wrote:
> http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5905
> Nothing particularly novel about the approach, but instead of sending 
> out messages from a spoofed "known" domain (foo at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:foo at yahoo.com>, foo at gmail.com <mailto:foo at gmail.com> etc) the 
> phishers registered "email-helpdesk.com".  I've black-holed that 
> domain at the MTA.  Thought it was worth sharing :)
> Cheers,
> James


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