Friday, August 10, 2007

Spoofed

Coinciding neatly with the House of Lords report on internet crime - it's getting worse - I'm getting a mailbox full of 'returns' from this domain this morning.

Looks as if a criminal gang are 'spoofing' it to send out volumes of spam or phishing messages at aimed at different addresses, using a dictionary of names and their variations.

One example is "mail@kosovopolice.com"

The Lords, in their wisdom, believe that internet service providers should be held liable if their customers fall victim to such attacks but I'm not really sure, without flicking the "off" switch on the internet, how you can protect customers from gangs routing through ISPs in popular locations, like China and Russia.

1 comment:

Jeremy Jacobs said...

If you make purchases by credit card on the internet, then use a card with a low spend limit.