[SURBL-Discuss] Why you should check Phish IPs first :/

Jeff Chan jeffc at surbl.org
Sat Aug 6 07:53:51 CEST 2005

On Friday, August 5, 2005, 7:46:08 PM, Herb Martin wrote:
> I have seen a few likes this with many real links and only
> one very obscure (in both construction AND in location) 
> phish link.

> Just this week, I found a Dun & Bradstreet phish, disguised
> as a D & B SPAM -- they made it look like D&B was spamming
> customers or potential customers.  One's first thought might
> be "damn spam", and that is a very sneaky psychological trick
> for those who after a moment's reflection realize that they
> might actually be interested in the D&B "Product".

> For those who follow this mental path (to product interest)
> the idea of PHISH might well be long gone by this point.

> Method: Phish hidden as Spam hiding as "Important business site"

> Surely this would cut down on the success ratio IF no one
> knew about Phish, but as awareness grows this will catch a
> percentage of people who would NOT normally click on a phish.

> Herb Martin, MCT, MCSD, MCSE, MVP
> HerbM at LearnQuick.Com http://LearnQuick.Com
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Definitely an interesting tactic to imitate D & B.

Jeff C.
Don't harm innocent bystanders.

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