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Windows 7: Yahoo! Messenger Users Phished for Facebook Credentials

15 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Yahoo! Messenger Users Phished for Facebook Credentials

Security researchers report on a new phishing campaign that circulates on Yahoo! Messenger and is instrumented with the help of hijacked accounts. A spammed rogue video link takes users to a fake Facebook login page.
The new attack was discovered by researchers from enterprise software giant CA. "While using Yahoo Messenger recently I received new IM Spam from my one [sic.] of my friends. Just by the look of it I could tell that it was most likely a malware related IM Spammed Message, Ricardo Robielos III, a research engineer in CA's Internet Security Business Unit (CA ISBU), writes.

"Hii. http://priv[REMOVED] Klik n login. Ok. .....!!" the rogue message reads. Clicking on the URL opens a fake Facebook login page, suggesting that the user needs to authenticate on the social networking website before being able to see the video.
Yahoo! Messenger Users Phished for Facebook Credentials - Phishing links sent from the YM accounts of infected users - Softpedia

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