[Kioskea]Phishing attempts via personal message!
Phishing attempts via personal message
On Kioskea, as on all websites, people with bad intentions can usurp the identity of webmasters, moderators or managers of popular Web sites (" My Space "," Youtube "etc.) to request personal information.
These hackers will use all means to put you in confidence. You must be aware that no Webmaster, contributor or moderator has the right to ask for your password by any means whatsoever: NOR BY MAIL OR BY PERSONAL MESSAGE (PM), OR ON THE FORUMS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS OF CONTACT . Even if the person who sends you a message has an ID and/ or a profile that inspires confidence, even if the reason for this request will appear credible or of technical interest, you should not provide the requested information and alert as soon as possible Team Kioskea.
Example of phishing on Kioskea
Here is the kind of message it is:
webmasterKioskea, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 22:41:08
Due to technical problems in the SQL database from CCM, your password has been lost and the account is being crushed.
Please provide your password by answering this email to avoid removal and the likely during repairs of the database.
WEBMASTER Official Site Kioskea
Obviously you should not respond to this message and report this as soon as possible. All Web sites maintain backups and their webmaster will never ask you to provide your password on the pretext that following a false manipulation, it has been lost! Nor for any other reason, too.
- Be very careful
- We are all affected by phishing and this can be a serious issue when in its related to your bank account.
- In case of any doubt, ask on the forums.