Indian ‘phisher’ makes US splash!

An Indian website has been caught “phishing” in the US Presidential election.Phishing is a new Internet age fraud in which spammers send e-mail purportedly from a real, trusted firm and solicit confidential information such as credit card and bank account numbers.

Such fly-by-night scams, including one leading to a website in India, have been trying to acquire data from Internet users by posing as fundraisers for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry, cautioned an Internet security firm.The firm SurfControl alerted US e-mail users that one of the sites, yahoogoogle.biz, was registered in Jaipur, India, and another, ww.johnkerry_edwards.org was traced to New Braunfels, Texas.

The links are no longer active, a common practice in “phishing” expeditions when scamsters switch hosts to avoid detection.Before they bolted, the “phishing” sites spammed Internet users with e-mails with the subject line “President John Kerry, please vote and contribute.”

News source: Times of India

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