[ISN] Federal Reserve spam attack emerges

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 03:01:05 -0600 (CST)

By Shaun Nichols in San Francisco
14 Nov 2008

Security officials are warning users of a clever new phishing scam 
arriving in emails purporting to come from the US Federal Reserve.

The US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) said that the spammed 
messages direct users to a web page which warns of a new phishing scam 
targeting users.

The message contains a fake Federal Reserve letterhead and warns users 
in typically broken English that a "large-scales phishing attack started 
and has been still lasting".

In addition to the shoddy grammar, the messages are identifiable in 
their attempt to lure victims to an outside URL.


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