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The Phishing Scams That Affected Users of Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! is Spreading

The industry-wide phishing scam that has affected popular web mail services such as Hotmail and GMail, is spreading, according to experts. Security firm Websense says it has noticed a sharp rise in spam emails from Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail accounts. This is because infected accounts are sending personalised e-mails to contacts suggesting shopping sites, which are in fact fakes…

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Updates:  UPDATED Oct 08, 2009 4:27 PM PDT
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