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Neteller Phishing

Poker on the Web, 2006-08-21, by TwoGun

Phishing is the practice where hackers send out spam emails attempting to extract sensitive information from people. Typically, the email will pretend to be a bank asking its customers to update their information. The email will typically act as if there is a problem with the person's account and that the person needs to take urgent action by visiting the bank's website.

The email will then have links to websites that will install keyloggers onto the victim's computer, so the hacker will be able to steal the person's sensitive passwords to online banking sites. The victim typically doesn't know what is going on, since the websites are disguised as legitimate banking websites.

For a long time, hackers focused this practice on banking sites as well as Paypal. It seems now they are targeting Neteller users. An example of this type of phishing email is the following:

"Your account has been deactivated.

The NETELLER account has been deactivated.Please update your address to re-activate your account.

To update your address, use click the link below `ACTIVATE ACCOUNT` and click the "Option" tab in your account screen. On the "Option" page, click the "Mailing Address" link and enter your correct address.

Re-Activation link (click here to re activate your account)

Thank you for choosing NETELLER."

If you receive this email, do NOT click on any of the links. Just delete the email. If you want to double check that your Neteller account is okay, go straight to www.neteller.com and check it out yourself. Whatever you do, do not click on the links in the email since they will send you to website that install keyloggers, not Neteller's actual site.

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