Yahoo-hosted phishing sites

Simon Waters simonw at zynet.net
Wed Mar 29 15:22:55 UTC 2006


On Wednesday 29 Mar 2006 15:56, you wrote:
> 
> Anyone know to whom you can report yahoo-hosted phishing sites (or
> redirects) and get someone who has half a clue? If you try to report the
> sites to abuse at yahoo.com, or use the online abuse web form, you get a lame
> message that says 'the email in question did not originate from a Yahoo!
> mail server' -- or something to that effect.

On the upside they do have a working abuse account, unlike some other big 
companies.

Reported details of recent abuse of one of our servers to 4 companies via 
abuse addresses. Appears 2 of those big companies don't have, or won't 
respond to, "[email protected]".

Yahoo were one of those that responded. I got replies (I tried twice) asking 
me for the emails that were sent, when I reported it was being used as a drop 
box account for other peoples PayPal details.

When I checked the email address is still accepting email <sigh>.

I was pondering writing an article on why this is making the Internet 
unusable.



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