Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Receipt for your payment to Skype Phishing

Phishing attempt against Paypal users. Phishers send a phishing email that appears to be from Paypal and ask to confirm transaction information. You sent a payment of [] to Skype. If you haven't authorized this charge you can visit Paypal help center to get a full refund. However, the anchor text of the given URL is misleading. It looks like a legitimate URL but takes you to a fake spoof website which looks pretty much the same as the legitimate one. Basically, this is a very common attempt to steal personal information and to gain access to your Paypal account.

Legitimate website:
Phishing website:
Return email address:

Here's a screen shot of the phishing email:

And here's the phishing website:

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