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Holiday phish based on genuine hotel booking surfaces

Commnet: A new twist in phishing campaign against hotel booking.
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By John Leyden,

 

 

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_booking_phish/

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Re: Holiday phish based on genuine hotel booking surfaces

As long as people continue to respond to scam emails, the scammers will continue to send them.

 

 

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Re: Holiday phish based on genuine hotel booking surfaces

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,

 

 

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_phish_follow_up/

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