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Ticketmaster warns phishers using tickets as bait

Why did you buy tickets to THAT?

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Australian online ticketing service Tickemaster has been hit by a phishing raid that has defeated Spam filters.

Several Reg readers report receiving multiple emails yesterday (Vulture South received nine), all purporting to report newly-purchased tickets.

The messages evaded Spam filters, although Gmail has since re-classified the mails as suspicious and is displaying a warning not to click on the links they contain. That's a good thing, as the mails followed the phishing script by directing readers to places other than Ticketmaster's real site where, one presumes, they would be asked to surrender personal details that would late be used to fleece them.

Ticketmaster has acknowledged the attack and advises recipients to delete the email. ®

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