CrunchGear – by Nicholas Deleon on October 7, 2009
Dear friends: Please stop falling for phishing attacks
Come on, people. You’re probably aware of the big Hotmail scandal going on right now, what with some 30,000 account names and passwords having been leaked over the past few days. And now Gmail and Yahoo! e-mail accounts appear to have been compromised. The thing is, these leaks aren’t the result of a software glitch or anything, but the result of successful phishing attacks. I have one question: what the heck is wrong with you people?
Seriously, I don’t understand how, in the year 2009 (nearly 2010!) people can still fall victim to phishing attacks.
Let’s make this clear: your bank, eBay, Google… NOBODY is going to ask you to “validate your account” or anything like that. If you ever see anything even like that, then yes, it’s a scam.