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June 24, 2008, 6:57 pm
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The url actually goes to http://www.adwords.google.com ./
That url with the dot at the end loads a page that looks like AdWords, but
Opera protests the server's certificate doesn't match its hostname. Some
Your ads are not running.
Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2616
Oh, and BTW I have never used AdWords.
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Re: adwords scam email (new?)
It looks like an example of Rule #3. My guess is that the attempted
phish was generated by a script which is supposed to add the actual
compromised site after the dot, thus generating a URL like this:
(Except that it would probably have been obfuscated more than that)
This sort of bodged spam or phish is actually quite common. I see a
fair amount of spam addressed to "Dear %firstname %lastname", or
variants thereof, as well as broken phishing URLs. The real clues, as
always, are in the headers which mark it as non-genuine.
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