Malaysian government portal used in PayPal phishing scam

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 12:06 AM EST

An antispam researcher has uncovered a phishing scam that uses computers belonging to a medical transcription outsourcing company and the government of Malaysia to send out fraudulent e-mails.

The scam was discovered by Bill Carton, an engineer in San Diego who has spent the past 10 years as a volunteer antispam activist working to shut down bulk e-mailers in his spare time. Carton received an e-mail Friday morning that purported to be from eBay Inc.'s PayPal service.

At Computerworld.

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