Ebay Users Targeted in Phishing Attempt, Phishing Alert Offers Protection against Phishing Attacks

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Ebay users are being targeting with a new phishing attempt. This phishing attempt can be identified by the following URL, which has been partially masked to protect Internet users from accidentally clicking on the link.

Internet users who want to learn more about phishing attempts, and how they can protect themselves from potentially dangerous online activity, should visit:

http://toolbar.eblocs.com/ScamAlerts.html

This phishing attempt has been evaluated by Internet security company eBlocs, which licenses a proprietary system for identifying and measuring phishing attempts. The eBlocs Phishing Alert, which is an assessment of potentially phishing attempts, is available at:

http://www.eblocs.com/support/scam.html

eBlocs provides this proprietary information in an effort to inform Internet users of the latest online threats and scams. The eBlocs Phishing Alert highlights the latest phishing attacks that are targeting Internet users. eBlocs lists emerging phishing threats with their corresponding eBlocs Threat Level. Experts consider phishing attacks to be one of the leading causes of online identity theft. Users concerned about phishing attempts can download the eBlocs Security Toolbar, a free toolbar that identifies and blocks phishing attempts, as well as helps users protect themselves from scams, hijacking, spyware, and more. The free security toolbar can be downloaded at:

http://toolbar.eblocs.com/

eBlocs has identified the following potential phishing attacks for November 11, 2005:

eBlocs Threat Level: 5

Target: ebay.com

Scam URL: http://66.206.10.186/cgi-bin/s~
Date Discovered: 11/10/2005 4:35:22 AM

eBlocs Threat Level: 5

Target: ebay.com

Scam URL: http://204.10.37.130/~askjoec/~
Date Discovered: 11/9/2005 2:13:01 PM

eBlocs Threat Level: 5

Target: ebay.com

Scam URL: http://210.101.192.9/UpdateCen~
Date Discovered: 11/9/2005 7:37:18 AM

eBlocs Threat Level: 5

Target: paypal.com

Scam URL: http://mail.pooding.com/src/re~
Date Discovered: 11/8/2005 6:35:39 AM

To learn more about computer security threats, visit http://www.eblocs.com/resources/spyware.html

Additional phishing alerts can be found at http://www.eblocs.com/company/news.html. To learn more about computer security threats, visit http://www.eblocs.com/resources/spyware.html

About eBlocs Threat Level

http://www.eblocs.com

The eBlocs Threat Level is based upon results from a threat analysis of recent Phishing attempts. Phishing threats will receive an eBlocs Threat Level rating of between three and five. This rating is determined by several factors, including whether the Phishing site is active or inactive. Many Phishing sites cycle between active and inactive – sometimes daily – in an effort to avoid detection by Internet Service Providers. Because of this, the eBlocs Threat Level of Phishing threats is dynamic, adjusting in real time as the threat evolves.

About eBlocs

http://www.eblocs.com

eBlocs is a privately held company headquartered at 12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, California 90025. Tel: 310.826.1781. Fax: 310.826.1635. The eBlocs management team consists of industry leaders in email security, consumer privacy, and Internet network services focused on creating the most advanced security and privacy applications. eBlocs’ goal is to create applications for consumers and businesses that protect against viruses, hackers, spam, spyware, adware, cyber-crime, phishing, and other Internet intrusions.

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Deann Mcquire