Seen in the wild: Skype spam and Phishing Cooperation

Richard Stiennon sent this one over to me.

It’s not malware, per se. But it’s completely fraudulent.

[4:40:27 PM] Update Alarm ® says: WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION =============================

The page goes to a typical fake scan page.


However, unlike many rogues, it won’t download anything without payment first.


Complete fraud. Server hosted in the state of Washington. Anyone listening?

Cooperation improves phishing takedowns. No surprise.

When we examined our data more carefully we found that we were receiving “feeds” of phishing website URLs from several different sources — and the “take-down” companies that were passing the data to us were not passing the data to each other.

Link here.