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Citibank Security Update
29th April 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
29th April 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Citibank Security Update
disguised link leads to bogus web content
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content which is coded and scripted to open 2 browser windows - one has the genuine home page and the second is a forged page in a pop up style window giving the impression that the forged page is generated by the genuine page.

1. Employs script to open the genuine home page as a backdrop to the forged page which is opened in a pop up style window.
2. Submitted form data is captured by a local (located in the same web space as the forgery) PHP script.
3. is not a domain owned by Citibank, but has been specially created to fool email recipients into thinking that they really are visiting a genuine Citibank domain.
4. The bogus domain resolves to


" Dear Valued Customer, Our new security system will help you to avoid frequently fraud transactions and to keep your investments in safety. "...


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 ...

Citibank Security Update - forged email


The bogus web page (the pop up style window, which opens in front of the genuine page, contains the forged content) ...

Citibank Security Update - forged web content.


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