A new and very well crafted spoofed Bank of America Alert is making the rounds:
Subject: Bank of America Alert : Account Locked
From: Bank Of America <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In reality, the email address is spoofed and could be coming from anywhere, but the ones we’ve reviewed so far came from hostgator.com accounts through their annonymous “WebsiteWelcome” domain:
The Bank of America fraud emails warn:
There are a number of invalid login attempts on your account. We had to believe that, there might be some security problems on your account. So we have decided to put an extra verification process to ensure your identity and your account security.
Please click here to continue the verification process and ensure your account security.
The trap is that the linked phrase “click here” leads to an otherwise legitimate, but unfortunately hacked web site that has been modified to replicate a Bank of America login page.
Naturally, should a visitor attempt to login, they will only be providing their Bank of America username/password to the cyber-criminals behind this Phishing scam.
A captured copy of the very well designed fraud email:
As an aside, if you’re currently doing business with www.Hostgator.com then you might want to consider just how “spam friendly” a host must be to not only provide an anonymous domain for sending mail (http://websitewelcome.com) but where the entire homepage for that domain consists of nothing more than this:
“For abuse issues related to the websitewelcome.com domain, please email your complaint with any relevant logs to email@example.com”
Just in case you think we’re in any way stretching the truth, here’s an actual screen shot of the entire homepage:
It’s nice that they are so open about admitting they might have a few spammers using their hosting services.
That said, good luck with the abuse@ reporting address.
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