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PayPal Traffic Redirection

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Wow, this is pretty nasty. There is a new phishing/trojan email that modifies your dns server so all subsequent queries for PayPal go too a fake website. The trojan probably isn’t detectable by today’s anti-virus settings and the fake paypal website looks very well done and it’s particularly bad because it will look like you’re actually going to www.paypal.com.

This is pretty scary. Be careful out there and be wary of emails that are asking for your personal information or ask you to run an executable. No company in their right mind should be asking for that information via email.