Phishing campaigns target diverse webmail users at once

Every now and then, phishers mount campaigns that simultaneously target users of different online services.

This time the lures are different: access to a document that is supposedly stored on a Google Drive account, and a request to users to verify their Facebook account.

In both cases, users are instructed to login with their Yahoo, Gmail, Windows Live, or AOL credentials. There is even the option to login with an email account that is not with one of those services.

After they have entered their credentials, in the first case users are actually shown the shared document, and in the latter they are redirected to the legitimate Facebook login page, making it look like the login attempt has failed.

But it hasn’t, and the entered information is delivered to the phishers. “It’s interesting to note that the pages accept any words or even gibberish typed in—a sure sign that the pages are more concerned with collecting data,” Trend Micro fraud analyst Abigail Villarin noted, and advised users to double-check a site’s URL before they give out any user information.