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Re: ISP phishing

  • From: Robert Boyle
  • Date: Thu Jun 23 09:56:12 2005

At 05:37 AM 6/23/2005, you wrote:
Hi guys. I notice a large increase in recent weeks of ISP directed
phishing - largely because of worms moving backward to using the user's
own domain for the spam, but not just in the from: address.

I believe this started out as a "let's feel this out" or "wow, that
worked, let's phish ISP's directly too". I now have several reports that point to this becoming a serious problem.

Old with a spark of new, but definitely a problem.

Anyone else dealing with this?
Due to the huge number of variants in the wild, our AV software can't keep up (probably nobody's can). Instead, we enabled a global rule which blocks any email from accounts such as billing, root, postmaster, antivirus, abuse, security, etc. which don't originate from our management IP space where our people work. As a result, we have stopped these phishing scams for our users dead in their tracks.


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