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Important Information Regarding Your Account (Earthlink)
15th May 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
15th May 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
EarthLink Billing Department <>
Important Information Regarding Your Account
disguised link leads to bogus web content - information submitted into the forged Earthlink page is captured by a local script (located in same web space)
Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content
For those who have not updated their Internet Explorer browsers, the address bar will incorrectly display
otherwise, the genuine URL of that forged Earthlink page is which resolves to Korean web space.

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


" Dear Earthlink User, This email is a reminder that your EarthLink account information is not up-to-date. To avoid any interruption to your service including the ability to log onto EarthLink, please update your credit or debit card information. "...


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 ...

Important Information Regarding Your Account (Earthlink) - email


The bogus web page ...

Important Information Regarding Your Account (Earthlink) - web page


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