Friday, May 11, 2007

The Phisher King

You see phishing attack attempts nearly every day, but what you don't see is the face behind the attack. In a rare glimpse into the mind of a phisher, hacker and security expert RSnake recently engaged an attacker who says he makes $3,000 to $4,000 dollars a day and was willing to share a bit about himself and how he operates.
RSnake, a.k.a. Robert Hansen, CEO of SecTheory and Dark Reading blogger, asked the phisher, called "lithium," how he operates, what technology he uses, and just how much money he makes off these scams. Lithium, who says he's 18 and has been phishing since he was 14, said he has stolen over 20 million identities, mostly via social networking worms. "I have so many hundreds of thousands of accounts to many websites I haven’t even got a chance to look through," he wrote to RSnake, who today published the responses on the ha.ckers.org blog.
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