Phishers Lose the URLs

July 22, 2008 – 6:12 AM

Phishers are doing their homework. The conventional way is to ask users to update their accounts by asking them to click a certain link. A phishing email usually displays legitimate URL or a hyperlink. Upon clicking, the user will be redirected to the phishing Web site.

But now, there’s no URL seen in new phishing email samples we’ve discovered. They display instead a legitimate email address. This is to trick users that the recipient of the user name and password they will send is a legitimate user, but looking at the source code of the mail, it would go to an individual email address, the phisher’s.


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