Political Phishing

from the here-they-come... dept

It’s election season, and that means that, just like with all the other news-sensitive scams, phishers are getting political. The latest is a phishing email that simply copied a donation request from the John Kerry campaign, but changed the link to a fake site. Of course, the folks behind the scam made one very stupid mistake: remotely using an image hosted on the Kerry website — which was quickly changed by the campaign to explain that the site was a scam (though, it’s likely this confused some people — hopefully enough to stop them from donating). Still, it’s likely that the next version won’t make the same mistake. With the success phishing emails have had lately, and the fervor with which people seem to be donating to campaigns, an awful lot of cash supposedly going to campaigns is going to be making criminals wealthy.

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