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Phishing Scam Targets Yahoo! Photos

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In the past week, much attention has been given to the Yahoo phishing scam that is advertised through instant messenger (IM) via Yahoo Messenger. The aim of the phisher is to entice a user to click on the given link and provide personal details by logging in through the spoofed Web site that it opens.

 

The IM arrives with the following text:

 

http://www.geocities.com/oxox0o_angel_oxox0o/'>http://www.geocities.com/oxox0o_angel_oxox0o/ ^;)^ guess where

this pic was taken and guess who is behind me in the picture

 

or

 

http://www.geocities.com/oxox0o_cary_oxox0o/ ^:)^ guess where

this pic was taken and guess who is behind me in the picture

 

The spoofed Web site bears a close resemblance to the legitimate Yahoo! Photo’s online login page, and the phishers made no attempt to disguise the Phishing URL in the address bar. The page is hosted by Geocities so it is possible for user's to determine that the Web site is not legitimate. The Phishing Web site asks the user for a user name and password.

 

Upon clicking on the Sign In button, the gathered information is then sent to the email address: oxox0o_angel_oxox0o@yahoo.com that can be found at the page source of the phishing web site, http://www.geocities.com/oxox0o_angel_oxox0o/.

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Thanks for the heads-up, Curtis!

 

Dirty rotten scammers!!!

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Looks like Yahoo is on top of it, the website has been taken down. You still have to wonder how many were caught in the scam before the doors were locked :(

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