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Bulgaria, a small European country about the size of Tennessee and bordering Greece and Turkey, scored a major coup against phishing. A crime ring of 8 people who operated an international phishing ring was broken up this week.
The group sent out phony emails that looked like they came from Microsoft customer service reps. They called themselves the MBAM Gang, and created dozens of splogs that looked like official MSN pages, even down to the logo and trademark.
The group launched 46 attacks on 43 servers located in 11 countries, stole personal credit card info, and used the info to make purchases and money transfers of more than $50,000. The credit card owners reside in the USA, Germany, and the UK. John Stith, who supplied much of this information, feels that these 8 were members of a larger group.
What can you do to protect yourself? First off, never click on a link in an email, no matter how official it seems. Second, get a quality anti-spyware/anti-virus program, such as we promote. One that we really like is Proxify.
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Proxify is a really good way to make sure no one gets your personal info.
CIAO for now,
Note: Information from SecurityProNews was used in this report.
Tags: Bulgaria, phishing, internet security, Microsoft