08-04-2014 07:53 AM
Commnet: A new twist in phishing campaign against hotel booking.
By John Leyden, 4 Aug 2014
Scammers have launched a devious phishing campaign aimed at tricking customers of targeted hotels into transferring funds to a drop account.
Securobods suggested cybercrooks either hacked into a Spanish hotel's system or persuaded someone to hand over customer records on a false pretext before using the purloined details to trick their customers into transferring funds to a bank account in Poland. Prospective marks were also asked to hand over credit card verification codes (CVV numbers) to scammers.
The wife of Reg reader Paul received a scam email after booking a family holiday in Spain via Booking.com.
The Register/ Full Article Here/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/04/hotel_book
08-04-2014 09:15 AM
As long as people continue to respond to scam emails, the scammers will continue to send them.
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08-18-2014 08:39 AM
The following article is a update on Holiday phisg Genuine hotel booking
(Something's phishy: More holiday scam spam flung at real hotel customers)
By John Leyden, 18 Aug 2014
Multiple customers at several hotels are getting hit up with a sophisticated phishing scam based on real hotel bookings. The latter all share the common factor of being made through Booking.com.
Last week we reported how the wife of a Reg reader received a scam email after booking a family holiday in a hotel in Mallorca, Spain via Booking.com.
The phishing email featured the name of a genuinely booked hotel alongside the dates of stay, the reader's home address and correct payment details. Prospective marks were falsely told that payment had failed as a pretext to trick them into wiring funds to a bank account in Poland.
The Register/ full article here/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/18/hotel_phis