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Yahoo Messenger Phishing

By rizzodj ·
Surprise. Yahoo Messenger is now being hit with phishers. Today I received an off-line IM with a
link in it. It was pretty shady...The IM name was "saab1352001". The message sent read,

"HI PLZ SEE THIS PIC MAY U KNOW HER"
and the link was:
"http://bsbs222.jeeran.com/asrar.htm".

When I tried to hit "ignore" on this person, it said I can not ignore someone on my contact list. But I do not have this person in my contact list. So they managed to do something with YM to make it think they are on my list.

I set my browser to max security (no scripts, no redirects, etc) and went ahead and clicked the link. It brought me to a page that looks just like Yahoo Mail's log-in page. Of course, the URL was NOT a Yahoo one.

Let's hope Yahoo at least gets the word out on this.

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