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Giving people what they want: violence and sloppy eating

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A new phish (to me, anyway)
mini me + poo
lovingboth
Pretending to be from SecondLife:

Dear Resident,

We are having some difficulties in logging you on (Error Code: END01),
in order to maintain access to SecondLife.

Click here to avoid online service suspension.


.. with 'here' being somewhere other than secondlife, of course.

Where's the value in hacking SL accounts rather than the more usual bank / PayPal / eBay etc ones?

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/435130.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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I don't know much about Second Life but can't you 'buy' things in-game, either using game money or bank funds? If so, they may be able to make or intercept payments/claim refunds in your name if they have your password.

They might want to steal your virtual stuff, since it has some real-world value. They could also as you to confirm something or other by way of your credit card details which would have a lower success rate but much more profit per hit. Maybe they'll even work both angles at once.

I think it's partly a surprise that anyone uses it now. See the recent 'ICQ has a vulnerability' alert for an even better example of that.

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