Taiwanese Government Computer ‘Hosts Phishing Scam’

By | April 1, 2004

Somewhat embarrassingly for Taiwan’s education system, a phishing email aimed at customers of US Bank operaties via a script which appears to be on a computer at the Taiwan Ministry of Education Computer Center in Taipei.

MillerSmiles Scam Alert Service reports that the phish urges recipients to access a new message in their personal mailbox by using the link provided. “The link has been disguised using HTML code and appears to be a genuine link to the usbank.com site, but it is not and will in fact open your browser to a forged US Bank web page,” says MillerSmiles. The forged US Bank page takes the form of a webform which requires your account, card and social security numbers.

Of course they, and I, are not saying the Taiwanese government has started phishing, but it may be worth the education ministry’s while to plug holes in its own computers.


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