[SURBL-Discuss] Fw: Interesting Phishing Trick
jeffc at surbl.org
Wed Mar 8 23:24:39 CET 2006
On Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 9:14:57 AM, Kevin McGrail wrote:
> A co-worker of mine just pointed this out to me today. He tested it in
> Thunderbird and I tested it in OE6. It warrants serious attention.
> Ignoring the munged part, this would trick a very savvy internet user that
> allows HTML email, clicks on a link and doesn't check the browser address
> Any input on rules or techniques to block this nasty fellow?
>> I just received a phishing e-mail claiming to be from eBay. All of the
>> links LOOKED legit, including what displayed in the status bar when you
>> moused over a link. I knew this was not legit, so I looked in the
>> source code and found this:
> href="http://22.214.171.124-MUNGED/...../"><u style="cursor: pointer"><font
>> Note the double use of an a href tag, one inside a caption tag, one
> outside. The outside a href displays, while the a href within the caption
> tag is what would actually be triggered.
>> Interesting way of masking the true URL.
It's an interesting use, but I don't believe it would confuse
SpamAssassin, etc. The second URI should be visible enough to be
checked, and I added the IP to ph.surbl.org.
Please report phishing spams to:
spam at mailpolice. com
Don't harm innocent bystanders.
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