Phishing with Images Containing Hidden Code

By | April 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

H-Online writes:

“Arbor Networks, which specialises in combating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, reports on it’s blog that a named web site is actively exploiting Internet Explorer’s MIME-sniffing problem to create phishing attacks. The perpetrators send email containing a supposedly harmless link that seemingly leads to a JPEG image, but the photo contains hidden HTML and JavaScript code that displays a fake eBay login page. While Firefox and Safari return an error message when loading the image, Internet Explorer executes the code.”

Continue reading at h online

Thanks to mabdul for a link.


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  • TTT

    So people still just enter their password whenever they see anything resembling a login page?

  • Mancho

    @TTT
    Yes. Yes, they do. And when their password doesn’t work. They’ll try every other password they know.