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Yahoo Messenger hit by phishing attack

Posted on Saturday, March 26 2005 @ 20:01:02 CET by

Yahoo Messenger is under attack by phishers - victims get links that appear to come from people in their contact list. But when they click on the link they will receive a site that looks like a Yahoo website, but in fact it is a malicious website designed to steal user information such as their login name and passwords.

The Yahoo Messenger phishing attack is caused by a worm that first steals buddy-list information and then sends out messages. Victims are tricked to believe that the messages come from their buddies.

Source: InformationWeek


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Re: Yahoo Messenger hit by phishing attack
by Anonymous on Monday, May 02 2005 @ 17:15:42 CEST
Hey, my name's Chanda and I've gotten hit by this. Thankfully Yahoo is being a bit helpful with this whole thing. I was angry they got me, but I wasn't able to warn my friends in time to stop them from getting hit by it, too. And THAT is what pissed me off evern more. If I ever find out where these punks live, they better RUN. Grrrr!!! Thanks - Chanda (chanda@chandajane.com)


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