back to article Phishing tackle ships data catch to net sharks

A malware writer is running YouTube ads for a phishing tool they have secretly backdoored to steal victims' information. The phishing platform is designed to trick victims into entering their Amazon account information into a passable replica of the legitimate website under the guise of a validation check. It requires victims …

  1. Oengus

    Honour among criminals

    "… multiple samples revealed authors including backdoors to harvest phished credentials even after new phishing actors purchased the templates for use in their own campaigns."

    You expected honour among these guys... What were you thinking.

    1. tfewster Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Honour among criminals

      It's telemetry, to ummm... QA the data and improve the customers user experience. Further evidence that the developers are professionals, using the latest software industry techniques, etc.

  2. Ole Juul

    units

    Just how naive does someone have to be to think that a vendor of phishing tools on Youtube is going to be trustworthy?

  3. Brian Miller

    Hell on copyright, total pass on crime

    YouTube is "quick" to clamp down on copyright infringement, but doesn't seem to care about criminal services being advertised. One would sort of expect that a simple text search script would be employed by them to nip things like this in the bud.

    But of course, people who are scammed don't have lawyers like the music industry does.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Buy your malware here

    Just give me your credit card details and the software is yours.

    YouTube is doing the world a favour letting script kiddies get scammed but don't be fooled.

    Someone more experience would expect this and use a stolen credit card and a vanilla Gmail. They might even have dedicated separate Bitcoin accounts for buying on the onion net.

    If he didn't back door his sales tools he's an amateur and shouldn't be dealt with.

    As Mr units said above, how nieve. But he wins either way and it's not like you can sell malware in shops now is it.

  5. EJ

    Just more justification for ad blocking tool usage.

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