in a previous post, I talked about the QQ phishsing sites
targeting chinese users. There is another popular type of Chinese phishing: Yahoo! Auctions lotteries. Yahoo Auctions is more popular than eBay in China.
These phishing sites claim that Yahoo users have won a gift, and that they need to login with their Yahoo! Auctions credentials to claim their reward. Like the QQ Reward phishing pages
, these fake sites look all the same.
|Fake yahoo Auction lottery page |
These sites were not flagged by Google SafeBrowsing or Phishtank. One of them, hxxp://ccyahoo.in/, is now down. But others are still live: hxxp://yahoo.uu2010.in/index.asp, hxxp://ye.163.to/, etc.
Languages in Phishtank
"PhishTank is a collaborative clearing house for data and information about phishing on the Internet.
" (from their website). The site maintains a public list of phishing URLs. Since none of the Chinese phishing sites were included in Phishtank, I was wondering if the list was centered on english phishing sites only.
I used the Google Ajax Language API
to verify the language of each Phishing page. 90% of the phishing pages still reachable are in English. Number 2 is French, with 6% of the list.
Languages in Clean-MX
Another public list of phishing sites is provides by clean-mx.de
. It contains about 3,500 URLs versus the 250 of Phishtank.
The Clean-MX list contains 80% English phishing sites. There were only 6 Chinese pages out of 2,158. I am not aware of any public phishing list focused on Chinese language, but it would appear that one is warranted.