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    Advice What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    I was going through the usual daily list of spam emails in Outlook when I spotted one from Apple...

    It was a phishing email addressed to my personal work email address, spoofed very well and with the subject title 'Apple ID Temporarily Locked'. Hovering over the URL text 'Validate My Apple/iCloud Account Details' within the email, I made a note of the .co.uk domain it was pointing to:

    https://<URL HERE>/myappleaccountmessageview-ticketid8912380357849182-wua-secureapple/?email=<my email address here>

    A basic whois lookup provided me with the individual full name and address of the owner, who also happened to register the domain with 123-reg the same day I got the phishing email - today 13/7/14. I have notified [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and attached the orginal email for their attention.

    Do you think anything will come of it? Would a hacker be that stupid? Perhaps this guy (domain owner) is the victim of credit card fraud? Should I rally the DF troops and get some payback??
    Last edited by ZX7R; 13th July 2014 at 09:35 PM.

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    Default Re: What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    Yeah do it.

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    Default Re: What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    I got one too today..

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    Default Re: What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    I've had quite a few over the Months. . .I doubt the poor sap you identified is much more than a victim, let the Old Bill deal with it. . .they take Cyber Crime more seriously than Granny Bashing!
    Start on the trail of vengeance and you'll come off worst, best eaten cold and all that.
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Default Re: What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    Got the following reply from 123-reg:

    Thank you for contacting 123-reg on the 13th July 2014.

    Thank you for making us aware of this situation, we have suspended the account and revoked the domain name.

    If you come across any further activity on our systems please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing the information to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

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    consoles (14th July 2014), Over Carl (14th July 2014) 


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    Default Re: What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    Result.

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    Default Re: What would you do? Phishing culprit potentially identified

    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    let the Old Bill deal with it. . .they take Cyber Crime more seriously than Granny Bashing!

    Is that sarcasm? Because if they did give a shit, it wouldn't have fallen down to ZX7R to sort this. Remember the thread with Dannyboy and the bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZX7R View Post
    Got the following reply from 123-reg:
    Well done and good on you! I've thought about doing similar in the past but decided I wouldn't waste my time as I expected nothing to happen.


    I may think differently in the future - thanks for showing your great result.

    Thanks to Over Carl

    ZX7R (14th July 2014) 


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