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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Phishing Scam Targets iPhone 4S Buyers

A new phishing scam has been uncovered by a computer security company recently. It targets iPhone 4S buyers on eBay, with pages that look exactly like those of eBay. In fact, all links lead to a legitimate eBay website, except for the Buy It Now button. This is really scary as buyers who check the links by hovering their cursor over the links may have missed out the Buy it Now button.

Anyway, the button leads a potential buyer to a fake page, which requires log in. Naturally, the buyer would use his or her eBay credentials. This is how one would get the information compromised. So if you are looking for iPhone 4S on eBay, tread carefully!


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