Friday, February 10, 2006

Adobe Latest Name Being Used in Phishing Attacks

Phishers love names we trust. Adobe is their latest target. Here is an alert from the people at Websense:

"Websense® Security Labs™ has received reports of a new phishing attack, using the brand name of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Users receive a spoofed email that provides a link to the phishing website, which is designed to mimic the Adobe online store. Users are given the option to buy and download Adobe products at substantially discounted rates. The site has links to awards hosted locally, which supposedly prove its veracity. When checking out, the user is prompted for credit card information."

"This phishing site is hosted in China and was up at the time of this alert."

For the alert from Websense, which contains a screenshot of the spoofed Adobe site, go to: Adobe.

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