Beware: Phishing Attack Hits Paypal

One of the most famous Online Payment Service, Paypal was hit by a sophisticated phishing attack, according to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). This attack which also used to target Bank of America, Llyods and TSB is sent as part of an HTML attachment with unsolicited emails claiming to be legitimate.

Phishing is a form of Man in the Middle Attack. However, this phishing attack was name sophisticated phishing attack due to their attack was a different approach. This attack will store the phishing page locally in the victim PC instead of the traditional phishing where it redirects to a specific URL. The cons of the traditional way is that it can be caught by anti-phishing components built into many popular browser. Storing the phishing page locally would be able to bypass that level of security.

I would personally urged users to be extra caution, particularly with personal information online. One should also not click on any untrusted link and should send those links for a check at least before viewing or at least verify the sender in detail.

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