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    Phishers have been seen making rounds of the fairly new social networking site PerfSpot, as TrendLabs researchers uncover the most recent phishing ploy to harvest personal information. Of course, these phishers’ motives are far from friendly.

    A spoofed logon page of the said site has been discovered by the Trend Micro Content Security Team, obviously aiming to trick users into giving away personal account information, such as users’ first and last name, password, email address, and date of birth. See screenshot of the page below:

    {PerfSpot spoofed page }

    Closer inspection reveals that this spoofed page is hosted at http://{BLOCKED}ry.c00lthings.info/. The correct URL for PerfSpot is www.PerfSpot.com.

    PerfSpot, a social networking Web site aimed at young professionals and college graduates, has been dubbed as UK’s fastest growing network in 2007. This growing popularity may have enticed phishers to extend their “social networking” skills to the PerfSpot community as well.

    The wave of social networking sites has indeed made looking up personal information easier and more fun for everyone, phishers included, and security experts do warn that giving away too much personal information is dangerous for your online health. It is no secret that social networking sites are literally bursting with personal information — a definite “perfect spot” for any person looking for information on anyone.





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