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Hackers have been caught using a malicious scripting scam in an apparent attempt to boost their rating on eBay. An auction for a 4WD car on featuring the ruse was brought to our attention by Reg reader John early on Monday. eBay pulled the auction on Monday afternoon but The Reg has this screenshot. eBay car …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    nice screenshot...damn compulsory titles

    nice screenshot...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Better to say...

    ASPX is a method to do remote processing of and responding to web browser requests.

  3. Repo

    I'm surprised

    That eBay did anything at all given their recent round of "improvements" which made life for the con-artist even easier.

  4. Karim Bourouba

    ASPX is...

    not just an HTML file format to create webforms.

    Instead, how about using the words, "part of a web application framework"?

  5. dave
    Paris Hilton

    Not 1 but 2 tool bars!

    Le Reg are supposed to be experts in IT yet the screenshot is taken with not 1 but 2 web toolbars, here's guessing that the 75% complete download for a screensaver pack was just out of shot!

    Paris, does she work at the register now?

  6. Graham Cluley
    Black Helicopters

    More nice screenshots

    If you liked The Reg's screenshots of this incident you can check out more on the Sophos blog here:

    (no toolbars present :) ) We also show some evidence that this isn't the first time the bad guys have tried this kind of scam.

    Graham Cluley, Sophos

  7. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Who says...

    ...the screenshot was from a Reg Hacks computer?

  8. Snert Lee

    Re: Toolbars

    The screenshot also shows Wikipedia as the default search engine in the widget to the right of the address bar.

  9. Demian Phillips

    @snert lee

    That just means it's Andrews desktop. You have got to keep up with the enemy and know what they are about.

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