We need better phishing attacks

I mean, come on people, is anyone on the planet dumb enough to fall for this?

RE: AWARD WINNING NOTIFICATION: FINAL NOTICE.

We are pleased to inform you of the announcement today of winners of the CARMLOT JACKPOT LOTTO WINNINGS, PROGRAMS held on the 15th of March,2005.Your company or your personal e-mail address, is attached to ticket number 9901-0148-790-691, with serial number 6109-17 drew the lucky numbers 990-11-815-37-10-83, and consequently won the lottery in the 2nd category. You have therefore been approved for a lump sum pay out of US$300,000.00 in cash credited to file REF NO: MELI-T/17-F044262312. This is from total prize money of US$9,000,000.00 shared among the Thirty (30) international winners in this category. All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from 25,000 names from Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, North America and Asia, as part of International Promotions Program, which is conducted annually…

By the time I got half way though reading this, I was squinting my eyes and scratching my head. “Where the f… do they get this drivel?”

That it made it to me is a testament that the technical staff defeated Spam Assassin and Microsoft Outlook Junk email filter. So why can’t I get a picture of Ed McMahon in my email or an Easter Seals phishing attack or some such. I’m bored with these International lottery phish. One (1) a day makes it through my shields… and that’s one (1) a day too many.

I was initially impressed with the quality of the Washington Mutual “reset your password” attacks. But then they started getting sloppy.

I was most impressed with a couple Paypal attacks I got. Fonts, images, style, all dead on… except for a little grammer. And that was the first time I had gotten an email from a phish that LOOKED like a text email with a link in it, but was actually an HTML email made to look as such with the links altered appropriately like this…(imagine the font is Courier New):

Go to the Paypal site now by clicking below
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_login

Nice.

One Comment

  1. The elaborate numbers they come up with always amaze me. Not just America, but North America. I am surprised no South or Central were included!! Too funny! Thanks for sharing!

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