Thursday, January 19, 2012

Latest Paypal Spoof

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Rightardia got this Paypall email for an item we didn't order. Notice the hyperlink to cancel transaction. 

We suspected the email was a spoof so we first checked our Paypal account and discovered there was no charge for a Nikon camera. We clicked on "options" in the email to see the origen of the email that was The PS country code is for occupied Palestine.

Had we cancelled the transaction, we could have revealed our Paypal password by logging into a spoofed Paypal server.

The hacker who sent out message would immediately sell the account information and the Rightardia bank account would have been emptied in about 10 minutes or less.

We doubt if a Palestinian sent this message. We advised Paypal about the spoof attempt.

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