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Hackers target Yahoo users in Singapore: SingCert

Published on Feb 19, 2013 11:05 AM
 
A Yahoo logo is pictured in Rolle, 30km east of Geneva in this file photo taken on Dec 12, 2012. Yahoo users in Singapore have been warned about spam e-mail that could leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Yahoo users in Singapore have been warned about spam e-mail that could leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers.

A government information watchdog has advised them not to click on the links in these messages - even those that are supposedly sent by friends.

The warning was issued last Friday in a bulletin on the website of the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert).

It said that there have been reports of spam e-mail from Yahoo accounts containing links to sites selling "work-from-home" schemes and packages.

 
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SingTel warns of phishing scam

LOCAL telco SingTel last night warned all customers not to respond to a phishing scam that has been doing the rounds involving its Internet service arm SingNet.

Phishing is an attempt by hackers to con users into revealing their passwords and credit card details through a fraudulent e-mail message.

In a Facebook posting at about 5pm after receiving a query from The Straits Times, SingTel said: “Some customers may have received e-mail messages asking them to re-activate their accounts because of some ‘technical issues on our system’.”

It clarified that the e-mails have not been sent by the company or SingNet and advised customers to ignore them.