Indian police academy hosts phishing site
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Hackers were able to use a Police Academy in India to host a phishing site.
Weak server security at the SVP National Police Academy in Hyderabad led to the Khaki cops becoming the unwitting hosts of a fake Bank of America phishing site. The slip-up, worthy of the inept cadets played by Steve Guttenberg and company in the long-running Police Academy series, was spotted during a review of international phishing sites by security researchers at F-Secure.
Somewhat embarrassingly among the courses offered by by the academy is one on computer crime, F-Secure notes. Hopefully course contents such as security incident response will be applied to good effect in this case.
Mikko Hyppönen, chief research officer at F-Secure, writes: "The Police Academy has been notified, and we expect that they'll sort this out swiftly."
By Tuesday afternoon, around two and a half hours after F-Secure's posting, the phishing site was unobtainable. ®
...and this is the country we outsource most of our IT to!
Another victory for free trade. yeah.
Yet another victim of Microsoft...
Guess they haven't figured out that IIS and ASP are not secure. Perhaps they should switch to Apache and PHP.
"Sure the police weren't running a phishing scam?"
They were the "out" end of the outsourcing. Even crooks have to cut costs somehow!