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 …
nice screenshot...damn compulsory titles
Better to say...
ASPX is a method to do remote processing of and responding to web browser requests.
That eBay did anything at all given their recent round of "improvements" which made life for the con-artist even easier.
not just an HTML file format to create webforms.
Instead, how about using the words, "part of a web application framework"?
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?
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
...the screenshot was from a Reg Hacks computer?
The screenshot also shows Wikipedia as the default search engine in the widget to the right of the address bar.
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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