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PayPal Scam Site Using Legit SSL
The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol is used by Web sites to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers in a secure, encrypted environment. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of https:.
PayPal, the eBay-owned online billing/payment firm, uses SSL to secure its Web-based interaction with millions of users. By using a legitimate SSL certificate to masquerade as a PayPal site, the ISC warns that scammers are now adopting trickier techniques to perpetuate identify theft.
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