Printed from http://www.electronista.com

F-Secure finds phishing scam hosted on Sony Thailand page

updated 11:50 am EDT, Fri May 20, 2011

Sony Thailand page victim of a phishing scam

F-Secure security labs has found a phishing site is running on Sony's server in Thailand. The phishing site runs under hdworld.sony.co.th and targets an Italian credit card company, CartaSi. While the attack isn't as serious as the PSN hack, it still represents a flaw at a time when Sony needs it the least.

Sony has been notified of the intrusion and the malicious URL has been blocked to F-Secure's customers.

Phishing involves attempting to gain a user's sensitive information such as credit or bank card numbers and passwords by masquerading as a legitimate service or goods providers to earn the user's trust. Partial or complete site hijacks are common in these situations, but they rarely include such major companies.









By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News