Phishing at Blackpool: Man Arrested
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From Across the Pond, courtesy of Chris Hunter over at Spamfo:

UK police have arrested a 21 year old man from Blackpool who is suspected to be behind an email phishing scam.


The phishing attempts were aimed at UK online bank Smile who are part of the co-operative bank.

The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) has not announced how the phisher was tracked down for operational reasons.  Smile is said to have reported the phishing campaign to the NHTCU’s attention last month.

The man from Lytham near Blackpool has been bailed whilst investigations take place of the seized equipment.  The scam is believed to be unconnected to the organised groups who have been phishing for a long period.

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DCS Len Hynds, head of the NHTCU, said in a statement: “The message is clear. Do not try this at home, we will find you. Anybody who thinks…

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