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Do-it-Yourself Phishing Kit Found Online

Anti-Fraud monitors discover a kit that eases normally difficult phishing attacks on bank and e-commerce websites.
John E. Dunn, Techworld.com Friday, January 12, 2007 09:00 AM

A software kit has been discovered for sale on the Internet that makes it possible for non-experts to set up and carry out sophisticated phishing attacks on large numbers of websites.

EMC’s RSA division reports that its Anti-Fraud Detection Center (AFCC) found the ‘universal man-in-the-middle phishing kit’ being offered in a free demonstration version on a criminal forum monitored by the company.

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The kit–said to have a interface designed to help the nontechnical –automates the programming needed to pull off a normally tricky man-in the middle attack on websites such as banks or e-commerce sites.

Typically, the attack generated by the kit would start by duping users into clicking on a link embedded within a phishing email. This would direct them to a URL able to communicate with the genuine website in real time, retrieving content from that site to make the scam appear as convincing as possible. Read more.

OSA Editorial Comments:

This story came across my desk this weekend and I can’t hardly belive this, we have to say: “enough is enough” or scream out from the rooftops that We as an Internet family have to band together and force politicians, the Federal Government, and International leaders to make changes in how we treat Cyber Criminals.

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