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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 eBay.co.uk 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 auction …

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Anonymous Coward

nice screenshot...damn compulsory titles

nice screenshot...

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Anonymous Coward

Better to say...

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

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I'm surprised

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

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ASPX is...

not just an HTML file format to create webforms.

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

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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?

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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: http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/03/1199.html

(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

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IT Angle

Who says...

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

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Re: Toolbars

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

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Joke

@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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