Gone phishing in Japan

Police in Kyoto have arrested eight men in Japan's first crackdown on organized phishing. The men are suspected of belonging to a phishing ring which stole personal information from some 1,000 visitors to a fake Yahoo! auctions site.

Visitors were lured to the fake site through emails which were designed to look as if they had been sent from administrators of the genuine Yahoo! site. However, a URL in the email directed unsuspecting users to the fake auction site, where they were required to enter their IDs and passwords. The group collected these login details and used them to access the genuine auction site, putting a number of dummy items up for sale. Virus Bulletin : News - Gone phishing in Japan

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 2nd June 2006 2:29AM