Worst Phisher Ever

I get the feeling this scammer doesn't quite understand how phishing is supposed to work. I almost feel sorry for him.

Holy Crap! I guess this phisher is way more clever than I gave him credit for. When viewed in Firefox, the text below is completely scrambled. In IE, it appears normal. I'm not sure why that is, but looking at the HTML it looks like its exploiting some flaw in IE. It even makes it all the way through Bloglines (my RSS aggregator) like that: scrambled in Firefox, normal in IE.

Update 2:
This appears to be a new exploit, and quite clever too. Ned has written a detailed analysis. That's the last time I almost feel sorry for a scammer.

Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 11:00:57 -0700 (PDT)
From:"Ba޶rcl޺ays" <bm11li0x0d@yahoo.com>
Subject: Ba‮yalcr‬s E‮am‬il Verif‮itaci‬on

De‮ra‬ B‮cra‬lays Me‮rebm‬,

T‮sih‬ e‮am‬il was se‮tn‬ by the Ba‮lcr‬ays s‮vre‬er to v‮ire‬fy y‮ruo‬
e‮am‬il ad‮sserd‬. You m‮tsu‬ com‮elp‬te t‮sih‬ proc‮se‬s by c‮il‬cking
the l‮kni‬ b‮wole‬ and ente‮gnir‬ in the s‮am‬ll wi‮wodn‬ y‮ruo‬
B‮alcra‬ys M‮bme‬ership n‮ebmu‬r, pa‮edocss‬ and m‮barome‬le w‮ro‬d.
is d‮eno‬ for y‮uo‬r pro‮tcet‬ion - b‮ace‬use s‮emo‬ of our memb‮re‬s
no l‮regno‬ h‮va‬e a‮secc‬s to t‮eh‬ir e‮liam‬ a‮sserdd‬es and
m‮tsu‬ ver‮yfi‬ it. To ve‮fir‬y y‮ruo‬ e‮liam‬ a‮rdd‬ess and acc‮sse‬ y‮ruo‬ ba‮kn‬ ac‮oc‬unt , cl‮kci‬ on the l‮kni‬ bel‮wo‬:

Posted April 8, 2005 2:22 PM