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eBay Security (Verification of your Account)
26th April 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
26th April 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
various spoofed addresses used
eBay Security (Verification of your Account)
disguised link leads to bogus web content - submitted form data is captured by a PHP script located in the same web space as the forged eBay page.
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
exploits the URL spoofing vulnerabilityt hat exists in unpatched IE browsers - if your browser is unpatched you'll see EnterRegisterInfo.dll.eBayISAPI.dll but the true URL is which resolves to Romanian web space.

1. Exploits URL Spoofing (canonicalisation) in Internet Explorer browsers - check your browser or run Windows Update to ensure your browser is patched.


" Dear eBay user, During our regular update and verification of the accounts we could not verify your current information. Either your information has changed or it is incomplete. "...


If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.


The Spoof Email ...

eBay Security (Verification of your Account) spoofed email


The bogus web page (note - unpatched Internet Explorer browsers will show the URL as

eBay Security (Verification of your Account) forged web page


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