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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Phishtank FAIL: paypal.de

paypal.de is pretty obviously a legitimate PayPal domain, registered to eBay and hosted on in eBay's address space. However, Phishtank thinks that it is a phish.. well, OK, false positives happen.. but the problem here is that it has been manually verified as a phish which really does show a weakness in the Phishtank verification system. It's not the first time it has happened.

So, if you are in Germany and find that paypal.de is blocked, then this is the reason why.

1 comment:

Vicky said...

Phishtank.com and MyWot.com are the worst thing that has ever hit the internet so far. They are a scam on massive scale.

They call themselves “The Web Of Trust” LOL!! They're nothing more than power hungry zealots that can gang up on you if they choose so.

One of them actually have a facebook account. I can't believe they are that stupid. Facebook uses their data to protect their user base from malicious links being force-fed to them. We all know that scams thrive on Facebook but this is not the way.

Everytime you have an entity that has power to wipe out someone’s business overnight it creates corruption, mistrust, and a free pass for the true scams to grow even bigger. I am going to give you some proof that this is already happening on PhishTank and MYWOT and how their site should not be trusted.