phishing attacks against ISPs (also with Google translations)

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 11:47:26 CDT 2009


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On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:02 AM, William Allen Simpson
<william.allen.simpson at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I've not recently seen an ISP account phish here.  The last one I
> remember was circa 2003.  It was a dictionary attack, arriving at my was@
> account (long since rendered useless by spam volume and terminated).
>
> However, I don't save phish/spam anymore.  I used to save everything --
> providing many of the examples for http://fraudgallery.com/ -- nowadays,
> just daily scan for false positives, report monetary phish to the few
> ISPs that actually promptly close down bad actors, and delete the rest.
>

The only recently successful scams that I am aware of which specifically
targeted ISPs have been to obtain control of domain registrar accounts.
Whether that was accomplished via phishing,  or via some other nefarious
method, is still unclear.

- - ferg

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