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Yahoo! Account holders Yet Again Targeted with Phishing Scam
An e-mail maybe reaching Yahoo users' inboxes, posing as a message from the Yahoo organization, reported softpeda.com dated April 17, 2012. Actually, the e-mail is purely a fake crafted for capturing unwitting users' login details. And while it isn't the first time such a scam has targeted Yahoo customers, the Hoax Slayer online site informs that it has yet again emerged.
The message in the e-mail tells the recipient that his Yahoo account has crossed the specified capacity while that requires being substantiated in 24-hrs failing which the account will stand suspended. Thereafter, the e-mail provides a web-link to be clicked for the said verification. Internet-users, who believe the e-mail followed with opting for the web-link, get instantly led onto a page, which appears exactly like the real login page of Yahoo Mail. Soon as anyone logs in on this page with his username and password, the information gets transmitted onto the online-crooks-controlled database.
Such hijacked accounts largely mean plentiful for the scammers, Internet security specialists remark. Frequently, these online crooks utilize them for executing more spam or other malicious campaigns. A particularly noticeable ruse enables for duping their victims' e-mail friends and relatives into wiring cash that actually lands up with the crooks. Originally, when they acquire admission into the victims' accounts, the fraudsters dispatch fake e-mails on the formers behalf to those friends/relatives asserting that the e-mail sender while abroad is stuck penniless and without travel documents because of a theft of money and luggage, the specialists explain.
Conclusively, Internet scammers are repeatedly targeting Yahoo!
PASSWORD RE-USE IS REACHING CRISIS LEVELS!. Oops? Did I scream that? I guess I did! The problem that I believe we are dealing with here is that many systems on the Internet ask you to use your EMAIL ADDRESS as your UserID on their system. This is a great convenience in many ways, however, in this case, it also means that a criminal now can associate your userid on one system in a very direct way to your userid on your email provider's system.
MORE THAN 81 MILLION AMERICANS (and more than 200 Million people worldwide) still use a Yahoo! email account! This means that in any breach on any system where your userid is equal to your email account, there is a very great chance that the primary accounts found in that breach would be Yahoo email accounts. Despite repeated warnings, most users still use the same password on ALL of their systems.
Yahoo reveals coordinated attack on Yahoo Emails
originally posted by: alldaylong
I am trying to get into my Yahoo E Mail. When i try to access i am getting a message " Suspicious activity is detected. Your account is locked "
It is then asking for my debit or credit card details, and full information i.e. Home address, telephone number full name etc. to unlock the e mail account.
Obviously i am not going to do any of that. How can i unblock my e mails ? Help please.