I have recently come into contact with a Phishing scheme where an owner of a Yahoo Search Marketing sponsored search account was emailed falsely as Yahoo. The account owner then logged into this fake page giving the phishing thieves access to that account. The thief then hijacks the account using someone else’s money to pay for advertising until the fraud is captured and stopped by Yahoo themselves. Whats more is that the thieves even leave the previous advertising campaign active and running so that the owner will not notice any difference until logging in to the account itself.
Yahoo Phishing Hijackings- Be on the Lookout
Friday February 13, 2009