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With phishers this dumb, need we really worry?

By deepsand ·
Aside from the obvious spelling errors, the obvious fact that this was sent to multiple addresses, and the poorly hidden link re-direction, note that the alleged "problem" will not occur until next week!

This reminds me of a recent incident in which a would be thief locked himself into the trunk of the car that he was ransacking.


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Fraud laws need NOT address specific means to be applicable.

by deepsand In reply to Even then..

To be fraudulent, an act need have but 3 basic elements:

1) The act made a material mis-representation for the express purpose of causing loss;
2) A loss actually occurred; and,
3) Had the mis-representation not been made, the victim would not have suffered said loss.

How the mis-representation was delivered, what the loss was, and how such loss was effected are all irrelevant.

The only impact of laws addressing specific frauds is with regards to prescribing specific criminal penalties.

What needs to be done is to effectively enforce existing laws.

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Agreed, but

by jmgarvin In reply to Laws only work if ...

we still don't have solid laws that make sense (or have teeth) in regards to spamming, phishing, pharming, etc...

I think the law makers need to call in the IT experts to write this law...

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Fraud is fraud; new laws not necessary.

by deepsand In reply to Agreed, but
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If nations are unwilling to help

by AcesKaraoke In reply to Laws only work if ...

Start excluding servers that, through inaction or involvement, perpetuate act of cyber-terrorism and organized computer fraud and theft. Soon enough they'll just be crappin' in their own little sandbox.

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Who decides who should be blocked?

by deepsand In reply to If nations are unwilling ...

And, who has the balls to block, for example, ComCast?

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by deepsand In reply to If you DoS (DDoS) these I ...

For starters, if your actions violate your ISP's Terms of Use, you could loose your service.

Secondly, if your ISP is held liable for your acts, your ISP could hold you liable for any damages suffered by them

As for legal action, such would depend on the jurisdictions off all involved party, so that that question has no one answer.

But, a medal? Definitely!

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That was a clue to me

by AcesKaraoke In reply to I get these all the time. ...

I'm always getting those too, I can't help but laugh when I don't do PayPal.

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this just in

by Dr Dij In reply to With phishers this dumb, ...

This just in:

appears a commercial vendor, cyota, inc will ddos phishing sites on request if you subscribe to one of their security response services. i.e. a bank could prevent any customers from responding to the phishing attack.

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God bless em

by jmgarvin In reply to this just in
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