|PHISHING EMAIL TARGETS ONLINE GAMBLERS
Security experts are warning of a phishing attack targeting gamblers on the PartyPoker website.
Emails were spammed out last month purporting to come form the gaming site, which is the largest online poker site in the world.
The spam warns of news about 'legislation' affecting online poker players, and asks users to log-in using a compromised link.
The email says:
'Dear poker player, Information for US and all over the World based customers on the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. On September 30, 2006, the United States Congress passed The Safe Port Act. That measure also contained certain provisions known as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. On October 2, 2006, Party Gaming made an announcement regarding the impact the act would have on business when, as expected, it is signed into law.'
What to look for in the e-mail
The email includes a link which leads to a well designed fake PartyPoker log-in page which is then used to harvest account details.
What could they do with your information?
This would allow the phishers either to gamble using account holders' money or possibly transfer funds to other accounts.
ID Theft Protect suggests:
- Sign up with our STEP-BY-STEP.
- You never click on any e-mail links from anyone you do not trust.
- You should always type the website address into your browser.
- Never store the link in your favourites or click on any link provided by anyone else to access your online bank account.