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Yahoo hosts phishing websites

Date: September 07, 2005
Source: softpedia
By: Alina Plesu

Anti-spam group Spamhaus accused Yahoo of being a host for thousands of phishing sites. Spamhaus is a non-profit organisation which is involved in anti-spam activities.

According to Spamhaus accusations
Yahoo are hosting almost 5,000 domain names containing the words "bank", "PayPal" or "eBay"

Richard Cox, CIO at Spamhaus, said: "They are hosted on Yahoo. I just took three hot words, but there are dozens of others including misspellings. They are mostly phishing websites,which shows that the situation is out of control."
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