How to Talk Like a Phisher - Phisher

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-09-20
 
 
 

How to Talk Like a Phisher

Security researchers from Cloudmark have gone undercover in the spam/phishing world and reported back on the lingo they had to use to get accepted in this underground economy. Look and learn if youre seeking a slimy new profession.

How to Talk Like a Phisher

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Spammer

Spammer: Creates and sends e-mail messages containing a link to the phishing site, often using botnets to power a quick blast to a large number of intended victims.

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Spammer

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Phisher

Phisher: Creates scam page and harvests victims personal information passively (page collects data and stores or sends to phisher) or actively (page uses data entered by victim to connect to legitimate site and then relays info victim inputs).

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Phisher

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Casher

Casher: Extracts currency from bank accounts that have been compromised in phishing attacks by shaving off a certain percentage, moving the money to another account and giving the remainder to the phisher.

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Casher

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Ripper

Ripper: A casher who scams a phisher and takes off with his or her money.

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Ripper

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Rock Phish

Rock Phish: Its a large group of phishers responsible for most attacks, an automated phishing tool kit or both. Either way, if you drop the name in a phishing community communication channel, you will quickly find yourself persona non grata.

How to Talk Like a Phisher - Rock Phish

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