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Sep14
Phishing Attacks Targeting Myspace Users

From the FBI:

The FBI has become aware of phishing attacks targeting users of the popular social networking web site, (MySpace).

These attacks have come in the form of a bulletin titled "CHECK OUT these old school pictures...." When a user clicks on the provided link to view the pictures, his or her web browser is directed to a screen that is an exact reproduction of the MySpace login screen. However, this offer and its corresponding web site are not affiliated with MySpace. These attacks may be a vector to introduce Malware - such as a Trojan virus - to steal financial information from recipients. And while MySpace users do not typically store financial information on their personal pages, phishers may be gambling that the login information for users' MySpace accounts is the same for other accounts at financial institutions, online auction web sites, or online payment systems.

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I use myspace however, and I am able to stand all the horror of it, I hate it from a design point of view, and the way many people use it, however there is a certain appeal to it. The appeal is in the “community”. I know what your response to this is, but let me explain-social networks allow you to connect between like minded people online and offline, and myspace is sadly the predominant social network. If I could convince friends of mine to switch, I would, to a different online Social Network. Yet, I enjoy the silliness, I enjoy filling out mindless surveys, getting ridiculous messages, following links on friend list onto infinite tangents and then finding someone i actually know after 50 I don’t (happened a few times). Yes, myspace is horrible, but it is not going to change for us, and it is here to stay.

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Security experts have warned that virus and phishing levels have increased significantly, reaching levels not seen since early 2006.The researchers sent their own spoof email to users and tricked them into visiting an educational website.People who had been tricked by the team tended to learn and retain more of the lesson about how to spot phishing sites.What really sucks is the intro web site:cups dot cs dot cmu dot edu slash antiphishing_phil.it has to rate high with the worst designs out there.Purple bars and black background.

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