Phishing Trends: No More Banks, Focus On Hotels
More than 71,000 travelers fell victims to a new fishing scam targeted on hotels.
February 6, 2009
“Findings released for the first time this morning show that the Internet scam combines advanced online advertising, bogus hotel locators, third-party reservation systems, and Internet browser crimeware to redirect hotel guest traffic to fake versions of well-known hotel chain websites,” reads the report.
The list of targeted hotels is quite long and includes Hyatt, Clarion, TraveLodge, Comfort Inn, Red Roof, EconoLodge, Super 8, Ramada, Days Inn and Wyndham.
Rather interesting, the report has yet to be backed by other finding. Security firms are still quiet on the matter and while they do acknowledge that such attack may indeed be possible, they also note that their security radars have been very quiet for the time being.