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Do it yourself phishing kits

From John Leyden’s DIY phishing kits hit the Net (The Register: 19 August 2004):

Do-it-yourself phishing kits are being made available for download free of charge from the Internet, according to anti-virus firm Sophos.

Anyone surfing the Web can now get their hands on these kits, launch their own phishing attack and potentially defraud computer users of the contents of their bank accounts. These DIY kits contain all the graphics, web code and text required to construct bogus websites designed to have the same look-and-feel as legitimate ecommerce sites. They also come with spamming software.

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