Robin Hood hackers hunt down phishers

Hacking teams are targeting phishing websites in a spate of online vigilante attacks.

Hacking teams are targeting phishing websites in a spate of online vigilante attacks. UK security firm Netcraft has spotted two recent phishing sites that were quickly taken down and replaced by pages warning customers of the attempted fraud.

A hacker known as ‘sickophish’ took down a site targeting PayPal customers, while a group known as ‘The Lad Wrecking Crew’ has defaced a number of phishing sites and even offers a website of images for others to use.

One defacement reads: “Were you looking for the bank that was supposed to be here? We trashed it because it wasn’t real. You could have lost thousands of dollars of your hard-earned life-savings! There is no need to thank us, really.”

Read more at VNUnet.

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