Phishers getting clever - watch out for MasterCard Emails

Sophos has issued a warning to t'Internet users to be on the look-out for phishing emails offering them a discount if they `sign up' to the MasterCard 3-DSecure - aka SecureCode - program.

This involves punters giving away useful titbits of personal information such as dates of birth and such like to "create" a Securecode password.

Except that it's a dummy.

Sophos' Carole Theriault (what happened to Graham? -Ed) says that the move by phishers is indicative of their moving away from regular phishing requests for extra data and over to more sophisticated scams such as the the MasterCard 16 per cent `discount' offer.

For more information, including a graphic of the phishing email and associated Web site, see here...