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    1:22 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    The Trend Micro Content Security team recently discovered a Cable Cable Inc. domain hosting a Walmart phishing survey. Cable Cable Inc. is a television, Web, and phone service provider based in Canada. Walmart, of course, is the chain of discount department stores.

    As shown in the following sample phishing page, hosted at http://{BLOCKED}, Walmart customers are required to provide their rating as well as contact information such as their full name, phone number, and email address:

    Figure 1. Screenshot of bogus Walmart phishing survey page.

    After clicking on the “Proceed” button, a user is redirected to the the following confirmation page asking the user for additonal and more valuable information (for cybercriminals that is) such as a user’s credit card number, card expiration date, card verification value, and PIN.

    Figure 2. Screenshot of Walmart phishing survey verification page.

    The phishing URL is now already blocked by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Cybercriminals lately seem to be favoring social engineering techniques to trick users into divulging their personal information in exchange for gift certificates or any promised freebies. The economic recession might explain this. Then again, cybercriminals are known for being creative.

    Other similar threats include:

    Users are advised to not participate in surveys that come from unsolicited messages.

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