Vigilantes mutilate phishing sites

Friday, 20 May 2005, 5:31 AM EST

Online vigilantes are taking matters into their own hands, and defacing some phishing sites to warn off the naive.

According to Netcraft, a phishing site that posed as PayPal.com was recently defaced with a page created using the open-source OpenOffice application suite. The page read "WARNING -- THIS WAS A SCAM SITE" and "site killed courtesy of sickophish."

At InternetWeek.

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