Spot the Phish: Verizon Wireless

Published: 2012-06-14
Last Updated: 2012-06-14 17:16:12 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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We have seen a couple of reports recently of pretty well done Verizon Wireless phishing attempts. At this point, I haven't gotten one with the target site still up, so they may try to install malware instead of just asking for Verizon credentials. 

update: Paul just wrote in that he caught some of the links still active, and indeed they are trying to install malware and don't ask for credentials. And fellow handler Pedro notes that the malware is a blackhole exploit kit that will try to install Zeus.

See if you can spot the fake one. The answer is below the images (click to open image in new window at full resolution)

fake Verizon e-mailreal Verizon email



The left one is the fake. The only give away is that the fake e-mail doesn't include the partial account number, and typically indicates a large bill > $1,000 (at least large for me). I assume the large amount is supposed to cause panic clicking.



Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

Keywords: phishing verizon
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