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Australian online ticketing service Tickemaster has been hit by a phishing raid that has defeated Spam filters. Several Reg readers report receiving multiple emails yesterday (Vulture South received nine), all purporting to report newly-purchased tickets. The messages evaded Spam filters, although Gmail has since re-classified …

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Saw these hitting spamtraps yesterday...

...and had to laugh. There was no payload - all the links in them were to ticketmaster's website. At least, they were in the examples I saw.

These particular ones aren't too hard to keep out - after the fact. Turns out there are some trivial checks you can do based on Ticketmaster's envelope-sender address format for legitimate transactional emails. Unfortunately, though, it's the kind of thing where you don't know you need a simple new new rule until the spew starts flooding in.

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FAIL

I don't know why the spammers would bother phishing

Ticketmaster store passwords in plaintext, may as well focus your efforts on lifting the DB.

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