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Windows 7: Gmail, AOL, Yahoo! all hit by webmail phishing scam

07 Oct 2009   #1
Jacee
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Gmail, AOL, Yahoo! all hit by webmail phishing scam

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Google has confirmed that Gmail has also been targeted by an "industry-wide phishing scheme" which first hit Hotmail accounts. Yahoo! and AOL are also reportedly affected.
Hackers used fake websites to gain the login credentials attached to various webmail accounts. The attack emerged after a list of 30,000 purloined usernames and passwords was posted online. These leaked details reportedly referred to Gmail, Comcast and Earthlink accounts.
More .... Gmail, AOL, Yahoo! all hit by webmail phishing scam • The Register


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08 Oct 2009   #2
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

wat d use of internet security if our account get hacked?
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08 Oct 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

None of these accounts were hacked in the traditional sence of the word. They were "tricked" into going to a fake website where they provided their account details. These Phishing scams have been around forever, but it amazes me how many people still fall for them...
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