Yahoo Games tinta de phishing

Yahoo Games tinta de phishing

Mai nou, se pare ca jocurile online de la Yahoo te pot determina sa iti dezvalui identitatea unor infractori. S-au raportat recent cazuri in care utilizatorii de Yahoo Messenger primesc linkuri de la prieteni (fara stirea acestora), care ii invita sa joace impreuna “ceva” pe un server Yahoo. Din pacate, logarea pe serverul respectiv (care nu apartine yahoo) este echivalenta cu comunicarea datelor de Yahoo ID-ului si a parolei de cont catre proprietarii siteului in cauza.

Atentie, deci, cu cine va jucati… Play safely.

Someone apparently set up a site on Yahoo’s GeoCities hosting to try and scam people into entering login information.

ZDNet Australia reported the existence of a fake Yahoo site, where users are invited to login and get free games. Instead, the unwary get to have their Yahoo identities stolen by the criminals behind the site.

Links to the site had been spreading over IM via Yahoo’s Messenger client. The enticing message appears to come from someone in the user’s list of friends. That makes the lure more believable.

The report cited a Trend Micro engineer in Australia, Adam Biviano, as assessing the site as a “honeypot,” a destination that looks appealing but is really just there for information gathering. The possibility that the spread of the spam messages via a worm or virus has not yet been discounted.