Friday, October 31, 2008
Network Solutions warns that domain name registrant companies are being targeted by phishing
Network Solutions has advised domain registrants that recently a party has been circulating “phishing” emails that appear to come from Network Solutions or from other registration companies to domain name owners.
Network Solutions recommends that anyone who responded to such an email immediately change their account passwords, as instructed.
Many times, a phishing email will appear to offer legitimate links which, when the cursor is passed over them, don’t match.
ISP’s have sometimes been imitated by phishing attacks, with AOL often being used. Paypal and Ebay are often imitated, and many of these seem to get past spam filters.
The Network Solutions blog ("Solutions Are Power") entry warning about this problem, by Shashi Bellamkonda, is here.