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Forensic Analysis of a Paypal Phishing Scam
From: Babak Pasdar <bpasdar () igxglobal com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:17:43 -0500
I recently received this e-mail notifying me of a new e-mail address
that was added to my Paypal account. I broke down the steps I took to
analyze the e-mail first to identify that it was a phishing scam and
then to track down the steps this Scammer used and identify the systems
I have provided the e-mail and a synopsis along with a link to the
original full forensics.
1. The e-mail was sent from a Comcast network in Indianapolis from a
windows machine running outlook express. The Scammer used a Yahoo name
on the account.
2. The domain was registered through a proxy domain registration company
which uses Yahoo's DNS and provided a web server through Yahoo.
3. The Yahoo web server redirects the user to an Oracle web server on
port 84 running in Seoul, Korea.
4. Finally, when you put in your username and password it tells you the
system is down for maintenance, but does take the time to ask you for
your credit card and pin numbers!
Notes: The Scammer does use an interesting approach in eliminating the
address bar and using a graphics of an address bar in it's place showing
a Paypal login account.
To see the the full analysis click here:
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From: PayPal Security <lilreddtp2 () yahoo com>
Subject: New email address added to your account !
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 11:48:06 -0500
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You've added an additional email address to your PayPal account.
If you don’t agree with this email glasshk32 () comcast net and if you need
assistance with your account,
please click here to login to your account.
To make sure you can use your PayPal account the next time you make a
all you need to do is confirm or not your email address.
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you may also confirm your email address by logging in to your account.
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- Forensic Analysis of a Paypal Phishing Scam Babak Pasdar (Feb 15)