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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Phishers Drop MySpace Bait Reply with quote

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TrendLabs Content Security has come upon a new phishing attack that leads to the download of malware. However, unlike most instances where phishing baits are usually banks, credit unions or other financial institutions, this time it uses the popular social networking Web site MySpace.com.

The phishing URL may be contained in spammed email messages. Once recipients of said messages click or visit the URL, it displays a spoofed MySpace login page. It also uses a popup window declaring a supposed MySpace profile object error and requires that the user download the new version of a new MySpace profile object. Therein lies the trick: When the user clicks the “continue” button, malicious files are not only downloaded but also automatically installed...

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