Yahoo IM Phishing Attack
by Liuba13 - 5/9/07 12:27 AM
hello, I was sent a link via a friend's IM which turned out to be a phising attack. The link directed me to Yahoo Geocites page where I was prompted to log in using my Yahoo log in and password (which I did - yikes!) As a result, the same link was sent automatically to everyone in my IM address book, which prompted several of my friends to log in and do the same. Since I did this, I am able to get into my yahoo account as usual, but I am unable to change my account password.
Can someone please advise what the implications are for my computer at work and at home, since I use Yahoo IM in both places and I do access my yahoo account?
Also, should I just scrap that email address and open a brand new Yahoo account?
I've seen a number of online articles warning users about this, but no solutions are being mentioned. Help!