When I look at the masses of spam we receive on a daily basis, I often wonder who is behind it all. What systems do they have in place, and who are the people behind such madness? We have often discussed some of the big spamming botnets, like Cutwail, or Grum on this very blog. But at the same time as the big boys carry out their business, there is also a lot of smaller scale spamming and scamming going on.
Today I was examining a phishing message, and I realized it may offer a clue as to how it was sent and by who.
Pretty standard phish. The link led to a fake CommonWealth Bank phishing page illegitimately hosted on some little hotel’s web site.