TrendLabs has received notice that hundreds of phishing kits designed to generate phishing sites are currently being actively used, including those used by the so-called Mr. Brain. To jiggle everyone’s memory, Mr. Brain is not an individual operating by his lonesome, but rather a group of phishers who are themselves targeting phishers.
The newly discovered phishing kits — numbering over 400 — are targeting top Web 2.0 sites (social networking, video sharing and VoIP sites), free email service providers, banks, as well as the more popular e-commerce Web sites. Some of the major financial institutions are the following:
Research Project Manager Ivan Macalintal is further investigating the matter. Updates will be provided as they come.
Hat tip to MarkMonitor.