Netcraft has discovered that the social networking site, MySpace, appears to have been compromised by phishers who have presented a spoof login form on the main site. This modified login form is designed to submit the victim’s username and password to a remote server hosted in France.
Once a user account has been compromised, personal data can be harvested. The Washington Post recently published an article outlining why it can be useful for fraudsters to obtain accounts on MySpace, and other social networking sites.
Netcraft – MySpace Accounts Compromised by Phishers
Popular social networking site MySpace has shut down a bogus profile page that was used to relay usernames and passwords to a remote server in France.
MySpace, purchased in 2005 by News Corp. for $580 million, suggests on its site that users do not reply to email or pop-up messages that seek personal or financial information, or click on links found in such messages.
SC Magazine – Password-stealing MySpace log-in page removed
Published in: General on 2006-10-30