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Fighting Corruption in Nigeria web site .. is a phish!

Posted by John LaCour on Jan 25, '12

The Security Operations Center here at PhishLabs reviews thousands of phishing sites every month. In recent months we’ve seen phishing sites targeting fast food restaurants like McDonalds, airlines, online games, realtors, and department stores. Just when we thought we had seen it all, we found a phishing site spoofing the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commision of Nigeria.

In this case a WordPress blog was hacked, probably with the recent TimThumb vulnerability which has been massively exploited by phishers, to upload the following phishing site:



In this case, the legitimate web site page has been altered to prompt for an email address in password. Apparently the scammers are simply stealing email credentials for future spam and phishing scams.

PhishLabs has reported the phishing site to the web hosting company involved.

Topics: Phishing, Threat Analysis

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