Worms Dupe Yahoo, AOL IM UsersWed, May 25, 2005 - 8:44 PM
Beware Star Wars Siths who come phishing! Never click on links, unless you know where they link to.
A pair of attacks against the top two instant messaging networks played off current events, particularly ‘Star Wars,’ and sent security firms scurrying Wednesday to alert users of the danger.
Hackers took advantage of the recent wave of ‘Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith” publicity to launch a phishing-style attack on Yahoo Messenger users, said IMlogic, a security firm that specializes in defending instant messaging (IM) networks.