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New Science Phishing

July 7, 2008

The Case mailing lists server received a phishing scam message from an entity spoofing themselves to be Elsevier with a "Call for Papers" in the subject line. If you are a mailing list subscriber with an open list on the server, you may have received the bogus message with these keywords:

*ELSEVIER:*

*BUILDING INSIGHTS; BREAKING BOUNDARIES*

*MANUSCRIPTS SUBMISSION*

The spoofed message is gathering technical papers and asking for documents to be sent to an email address ending with "...@live.co.uk"

The real Elsevier does not solicit publications via email, and their email address ends with "...@elsevier.com."

Unlike the general phishing messages that are trying to dupe users into giving up sensitive information (e.g. userID and passwords), this phish will likely land the user on a spam list of persons with research interests.

As ususal, phish can be reported to pirt@castlecops.com or simply used to tune your spam filters.

Posted by Thomas Siu at 08:36 AM

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