Phishing kits take advantage of novice fraudsters

Thursday, 3 January 2008, 12:39 PM EST

A phishing kit targeting the Bank of America contains an interesting insight into the intellectual hierarchy involved in Internet fraud. At first glance, the phishing kit looks attractive to any fraudster it is straightforward to deploy on any web server that supports PHP, and a single configuration file makes it easy to specify an electronic mail address to receive captured financial details. In addition to requesting the credit card numbers and bank account details, a second form on the phishing site asks for the victim's SiteKey challenge questions and answers, which can help a fraudster gain access to the victim's Internet banking facilities.

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