Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/09/indian_police_academy_phishing/

Indian police academy hosts phishing site

Keystone khaki cops

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 9th October 2007 16:06 GMT

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. ®