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Phishing Scam

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by Sprouts, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Sprouts

    Sprouts Regular Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I was looking at a fan page and this is how it works. Lets say they are starting off with 5 accounts each with 1000 friends.
    Then they invite everyone to the fan page. Once they have about 500 members they start phishing the user's pws.

    Then they use them accounts to invite their friends (they might get recovered but by that time, they've already phished some of their friends, so the chain gets bigger).

    All the legit accounts have friends, and the friends trust the phished account so they'll join the page and then get phished.

    I noticed this as one of my accounts which I use to research other fan pages was phished and my other accounts (which were added as friends to my main research acc) were invited to the fan page. I thought I must've invited myself or something but later I realised it was a phishing scam.

    The page has been shut down now (it was a click here to see photo page) but it had about 30k members. It must have achieved this in about a day with hardly any work.

    I didn't manage to see hwo it worked but i'm pretty sure there was a captcha involved (the account is verified) so they must've used the <fb:captcha> command.

    Do you think the owner's been prosecuted? I gotta admit though it was a pretty good scam.
     
  2. Peter Shaw

    Peter Shaw BANNED BANNED

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    How did they get them to give them their password? I don't want to try it out, im just curious as the last time i saw this was on bebo, where people created fake bebo websites (looked like bebo) where people submitted their passwords - PHISHING!
     
  3. Sprouts

    Sprouts Regular Member

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    It was like become a fan. Then there was a really small image and you click to enlarge and are diverted to a fake login page. Then you are diverted to a bigger image. Quite stupid of me but I was in a hurry.
     
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    There are simply better ways to do this. What's the name of the group?
     
  5. Sprouts

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    Can't remember the name. it's been shut down anyway.

    I think it was "ZOMG I CANT BELIEVE WAYNE BRIDGE LOOKED LIKE THIS!"
     
  6. Peter Shaw

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    Ah i thought it would be a fake login page.
    Maybe he will receive a Perkins Coie ;)
     
  7. arbydee2

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    lmao. that's a kewl fan page name.