Saturday, March 17, 2007

Blogspot Phishing Scheme

Phising schemes are generally idiotic, easy to spot, and annoying. It's as if these people put no effort whatsoever into their work. Sometimes I think that the poor quality can largely be attributed to a language barrier, but this email that my girlfriend received recently shows a total disregard for success:

Well well well
You have been pre-approved for a Home Loan at a Fixed Rate.
This offer is being extended to you unconditionally and we will work with=
you regardless your credit

To take Advantage of this Limited Time opportunity all
we ask is that you visit our Website and complete
the 1 minute post Approval Form.

Good day

Endorsement Assistant

My email wastes your time? should say sorry now

The author even openly acknowledges the fact that his email could very well be a huge waste of your time, and apparently makes an attempt at apology.

The worst part of all of this is the choice of a hosting solution. Usually these emails contain links with extremely long, cryptic URLs to eastern European servers. What does this phisher choose? Blogspot.

If I was going to send out millions of copies of an email in an attempt to dupe a bunch of people into giving me valuable information about themselves so that I can sell their identities on IRC I'd at least put a little effort into it. Maybe even proof read it.

How lazy can you get?

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