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PDF Viewer Spoof

Posted by John LaCour on Jun 23, '09

A recent Australian Tax Office phish is using an interesting technique to try to appear legitimate: it spoofs the controls for the Adobe Acrobat in-browser PDF viewer.

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Would-be victims are seeing a web page form in the browser, but it almost looks like they’re viewing a PDF document that’s making use of javascript forms. Like most tax related phish it promises them a refund if they’ll only provide their bank card details.

Topics: Phishing, Fraud, Threat Analysis

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