Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Phishing Scam Promises $400 from Google

When something is popular, such as Google, the scammers pick it to perform their misdeeds. Here is a current (site allegedly still active) warning regarding a phishing scam spoofing Google from our friends at "Websense."

"Websense® Security Labs™ has received reports of a new phishing attack that targets users of Google's search engine. Users are redirected to a spoofed copy of Google's front page with a large message claiming "You WON $400.00 !!!". Users are presented with instructions for collecting their prize money. These instructions direct users to enter their credit card number and shipping address. Once the information has been collected, users are directed to Google's legitimate website."

If anyone is interested in protection against rogue websites and phishing, here is a pretty good resource, I mentioned in an earlier post; TrustWatch Search Engine .

For screen shots of what this scam looks like, click on the title of this post.

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