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Bottom Feeders

Today I received a “phishing” attempt from the real scum of the earth. Their “phlounder” was contained in an e-mail designed to look like a news flash from CNN about the Chinese earthquake. While the e-mail trace goes back to a Taiwan server, the links go to a Romanian site.

Actually this looks more like an attempt to infect your computer with a Trojan, than a real “phishing expedition”, but it’s sleaze from the bottom of the Mariana Trench.


1 Kryten42 { 05.28.08 at 9:50 pm }

And just when we think it couldn’t get much worse. And I should (and do) know better! Getting old I guess…

2 Bryan { 05.28.08 at 10:46 pm }

The site being used is big in games, according to the search results [Romanian is close enough to Italian and Spanish that you don’t have to know the language to follow the threads]. I would bet that anyone who uses the main site is probably infected with something, and the people from all over the world who would drop by probably aren’t very aware of firewalls and such.

This is how DDOS attacks start.