November 11th, 2003 10:04 AM
New PayPal User/Pass Harvesting Scam?
I just noticed this on Full Disclosure. Apparently there may be a new PayPal harvesting scam going on. The subject is "PayPal User Agreement 9". It is an html email and found inside is the "user agreement" with the following modification. (I've removed the address but there is an ADSL address in Germany that matches where the xx's and 16s are).
A warning and head's up for those with "gulliable" users.
<TD class=pp_footer>Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be
answered. For assistance, [url="http://firstname.lastname@example.org"]log in[/url] to your PayPal account
and choose the "Help" link in the footer of any page.
<BR class=h10>To receive email notifications in
plain text instead of HTML ;update your preferences [url="https://www.paypal.com/PREFS-NOTI"]here[/url]. </TD></TR>
November 11th, 2003 10:48 AM
Thanks Ms. M.
A note will be going out to my particualar gaggle..... They'd chew down so hard on this one they'd break their teeth.....
Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
\"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides
November 11th, 2003 10:53 AM
That why I dont respond to any emails from any financial institutions.I still use the good old mail system for correspondence.Its a good legal record ,in case you need it in future.
November 11th, 2003 01:39 PM
I recieved this in some of my users inbox's
if you point to the link it has " www.paypal.com@"Some IP Address" "
If these people were even remotely clever they would target individual users one at a time and get individual details.
I mean what are they going to do with A Pile of details ?
Write a pearl script to transfer all the £4.99 into some other account and hope no one notices.
I wish poeple would stop doing stupid things like this and others would stop being ignorant of general internet practice and falling for it. !!!
November 11th, 2003 04:32 PM
wow, thanks, i use paypal almost daily. I have yet to run into any of those, or atleast i hope not. Thanks for the heads up though.
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