Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Notification of Limited Account Access - PayPal Phishing

Here's an example of another phishing attempt against Paypal users. This time phishers claim that PayPal has developed a new security method intended to protect account information. Phishing e-mail asks you to verify your account data at PayPal by visiting the given link which appears to be genuine but it actually isn't. Please note that PayPal never send their users emails requesting personal details. So, in this case, you will be taken to a phishing website where your details will be captured for the phishers and then used to compromise your PayPal account. If you've received the following phishing email, please mark it as spam and delete it from your inbox.

Content of the phishing email:
Dear PayPal member,

Our company has developed a new security method intended to protect our members account information, therefore adatabase update is required to keep up to date your online account profile. To proceed, you will have to complete our online account verification form by clicking the following link...

Legitimate website: https://www.paypal.com/
Phishing website: http://forzieri-italia.com/paypal/
Return email address: support@epay.com

Here's a screenshot of the phishing email:

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