We have previously discussed Trojan.Bayrob without describing theentire attack from end to end. This article will show how the entirescam works from initial contact right through to the actual sale.Security experts at eBay are already well aware of it and working toprotect their customers.
Tip: It should be noted from the outset thatpotential buyers should read safety tips and follow preventativemeasures provided by their service provider.
To start with, take a look at this video for a walk-through of our analysis:
In order to attract potential victims the scammers first list carsfor sale on various auction sites. These auctions are not scams per se,but they are "legit" auctions that are used solely to attract potentialvictims—whoever asks a question or bids on these auctions becomes apotential victim. Once these auctions have expired the scammers get towork emailing each potential victim. These emails explain that thewinner of the original...