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Re: [vox-tech] one of the most pernicious spams i've ever seen.

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 06:30:32AM -0700, p@dirac.org wrote:
> on one hand, a bank *NEVER* asks you for your PIN.  even in person when
> you're at the bank.  So they certainly wouldn't ask you for a PIN over
> the net.

My bank (Wells Fargo) does over the phone (automated); I'm also
requested to enter it sometimes on a keypad in person (they would
never ask for me to pronounce it, of course), so I wouldn't have been
too surprised.

> my question is -- how is this done?  how does this URL:
> http://www.citibank.com:ac=VybznNffNxknAUxPrfE2jYaQUptJ@a3ksd.PiSeM.NeT/3/?IYTEw
> 4eVTtbH1w6CpDrT

Not a citibank.com URL, it's a pisem.net URL. Look more closely
(haven't read any of the other responses yet, but I'm sure I'm not the
first to point this out). Pretty sneaky, huh?

> bring up citibank.com's webpage and then another page with the
> account/PIN grabber?  i've never seen anything like this before.

Not sure how that's done, but I'm pretty sure that if you completely
restart your browser it won't happen.

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