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Looking for Love Online? Make Sure to Steer Clear from Malicious Phishing Baits

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bill-swift - June 15, 2012

Some people look for love in all the wrong places, and online might soon become one of them--if they're not very careful. You might have heard about the recent troubles that befell online dating site eHarmony when 1.5 million password hashes of its users were leaked.

Now cyber criminals are moving towards users of rival matchmaking site Match.com. No password leaks or hacks here, though, although the site's users are being lured to give away their account information themselves through some well-executed phishing emails.

The email messages basically inform users that they just received a security alert and encourages them to resolve it by clicking on the provided link.

Our Valued Customer,

You Have 1 New Security Message Alert!

Click here to resolve the problemThank you for helping us to protect you.

-- Match phishing email

The link redirects to a poorly-designed site that doesn't really replicate Match.com's look very well. Even so, it can still manage to fool even the most gullible of users, so spread the word about the phishing emails to your friends and contacts who use the site.

Keep in mind that when a site looks fake, it probably is, so hit "X" on your browser at once and wise up the next time you get suspicious-sounding emails--before you get conned out of your login details and personal information.

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