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Jan 25 2008   2:40PM GMT

Overheard: Phish tales — proof there is no honor among thieves

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

phishing.gif A recurrent group of Moroccan fraudsters calling themselves Mr-Brain has launched a website dedicated to offering easy-to-use phishing site code, email templates and other hacking tools.Mr-Brain’s intentions are to encourage as many people as possible to use their phishing kits, for all is not what it seems at first glance.

Careful inspection of the configuration script reveals deceptive code that hides the true set of electronic mail addresses that are contacted by the kit – every fraudster who uses these kits will unwittingly send a copy of each victim’s details back to the Mr-Brain group.

Paul Mutton, Mr-Brain: Stealing Phish from Fraudsters

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