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Phishers Spoof ?The Paypal Blog?

July 29, 2008

Paypal has launched a blog, known as The Paypal Blog, a forum for Paypal employees who want to share their opinions and insights. It also welcomes feedback, suggestions and questions from customers. Unfortunately, phishers have also taken advantage on the popularity of this blog.

There is a spoofed article with title, Social Networking Comes to Paypal, as shown in Figure 1, that talks about giveaways or ?FREE STUFF? for the first 100 customers to sign up on the provided spoofed login page located below the article (see Figure 2). It steals Paypal login user names and passwords of customers. To make the blog more convincing, it directs the users to the legitimate article Shop with Paypal at OfficeMax and American Eagle Outfitters, when users click on the text string full story in hyperlink form.

More: http://blog.trendmicro.com/

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