Phishing in troubled waters

From InfoWeek:

Phishing scammers have gone political, message-filtering firm SurfControl said Wednesday.

For the first time, phishers have targeted people who contribute to political campaigns, SurfControl said as it rolled out an alert about a pair of messages that masquerade as contribution come-ons for the Kerry-Edwards ticket...

The messages, complete with legit-looking logos, carried subject heads of "President John Kerry, please vote and contribute," and included links to Web sites where users could use their credit cards to make a contribution. In reality, the sites were bogus--one hosted from the United States, the other from India--and have since gone offline.