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Worms Dupe Yahoo, AOL IM Users
Contributed by: SHA, at 5/26/2005 08:25:00 AM.

A pair of attacks against the top two instant messaging networks played off current events, particularly 'Star Wars,' and sent security firms scurrying Wednesday to alert users of the danger.
Hackers took advantage of the recent wave of 'Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith'' publicity to launch a phishing-style attack on Yahoo Messenger users, said IMlogic, a security firm that specializes in defending instant messaging (IM) networks.
The gambit starts when a user receives an IM from someone on their buddy list, and naively clicks on the embedded link referencing something called "StarGames."


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