Phishing attack targets PartyPoker

Security experts are warning of a spam e-mails regarding a phishing attack targeting gamblers on the PartyPoker website, the world's largest online poker site. The e-mail warns of news about 'legislation' affecting online poker players, and asks users to log-in with their gambling accounts. The included compromised link leads to a well designed fake PartyPoker log-in page which is then used to harvest account details. The perpetrators can either to gamble using account holders' money or possibly transfer funds to other accounts.

"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."

News source: vnunet

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