Its been claimed that Yahoo is responsible for hosting a vast multitude of phishing
sites that have domain names containing the words "bank", "PayPal" or "eBay". That's the claim of anti-spamming, anti-phishing warriors Spamhaus
, who maintain that Yahoo is hosting almost 5,000 domain names that use these words in them. Spamhaus claims that these are linked to phishing scams
, and that the situation is out of control.
"Whenever there is an entry on SBL [Spamhaus block list], there is a mail sent to them [Yahoo!]," Richard Cox, CIO at Spamhaus, said. "They never responded. But anything with 'Barclays Bank' in the title is for nothing other than a fraudulent purpose. Responsible organisations will pro-actively check for any domain they are hosting that have an obvious fraudulent intent and will remove any they find, or any reported by other network users."