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New Website attacks Fraudulent Phisher Email Websites

September 9th 2005

New Website attacks Fraudulent Phisher Email Websites

New Phishfighting Website

Houston, TX: How many phishing emails did you receive today? According to Wikipedia (Link: www.wikipedia.com) “Phishing (also known as carding and spoofing) is the act of attempting to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business.” If you receive phishing emails, then you know how annoying they can be. Phishing emails are spam with a nefarious intent, designed to trick the unwary into divulging personal information.

Phishers operate by making fake copies of name brand websites, like Paypal, eBay or banking institutions, in effort to capture personal information. They then send out millions of emails knowing that a few unwary individuals will be taken in by the scam. Reporting the phishing emails to the spoofed company may help but it’s not very satisfying.

 

The new site PhishFighting.com now offers a simple and satisfying way to fight back. By submitting the spoofed site URL to PhishFighting.com you can fight back by automatically submitting realistic looking entries to the Phisher’s spoofed website. A new entry is submitted to the Phisher’s site every 20 seconds or so. By giving them false entries, the Phishers (thieves) will have to sort through 100’s or 1000’s of fake entries to determine which entries are fake and which are real. It may not solve the problem but there is some real satisfaction in making the Phisher’s life miserable.

Fighting back in simple, just plug the spoofed URL into PhishFighing.com and the site does the rest. It generates the realistic looking entries and automatically submits them to the spoof site.

You get to watch as each entry is submitted, making the Phisher’s attempt to steal more difficult. The site will continually submit false entries as long as it is left up in a browser window, or the Phisher takes down his site. Join the fight against these thieves.

 

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By Robin Grimes
Robin is a Freelance Writer

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