Your feel good story for the month
Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2008 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Who woulda thunk it? Those people offering free phishing kits for download have actually included backdoors in their software, so that they get the same information that the script kiddies get. No phonour amongst phtheives? Next someone will tell me that politicians only look out for themselves and banks are only in business to make money.
Mind you, the thought of the tearful faces of all those phishers when they get the news kind of makes you feel all fuzzy and warm inside. You can find the original story, and comments, over at Slashdot.
"Netcraft has written about a website offering free phishing kits with one ironic twist — they all contain backdoors to
steal stolen credentials from the fraudsters that deploy them. Deliberately deceptive code inside the kits means that
script kiddies are unlikely to realize that any captured credit card numbers also end up getting sent to the people who
made the phishing kits. The same group was also responsible for another backdoored phishing kit used against Bank of
America earlier this month."
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