We just received this from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), and wanted to make sure easyDNS clients are aware of this matter. You can stay up to date on alerts and announcements from CIRA by adding their blog to your RSS feed or following their twitter feed, both listed below.
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Date: 13 April, 2011 3:49:14 PM EDT
Subject: CIRA Registrar Advisory – Priority = Medium – Phishing Attack Warning
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phishing scam, using images from the CIRA website, which is designed to collect personal information, including credit card numbers.
This is a targeted phishing attack. CIRA is advising Internet users that CIRA does not ask for credit card information, as all registrations are performed through Registrars.
Kind regards,Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
www.cira.ca |Twitter: @CIRASYSTEMS
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Michael Richardson says
So how can you trust this pretty mis-formatted html-intense email.
Cira used to pgp sign things, they stopped.
Signed email is the defense against phisphing.