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Warning of a phishing attempt on Steam.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mohamedou Ari, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Mohamedou Ari

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  3. Jimlaad43

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    Peoples accounts have been hacked, and links are being sent supposedly by Steam friends.

    Usually this message is sent twice.

    Hey, Imagine, knocked this item <SNIP> Supposed image url removed

    This is the scam.

    Mod edit - How does this help? Directly linking to the scam file itself which is an .scr file. People should not touch .scr files, they are as bad a risk as .exe files, especially from unknown sources
     
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  4. Ho3n3r

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    Thus, the original post is actually the scam?
     
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  5. Mohamedou Ari

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    There will be a bot sending you a couple of links and if you click on either of them, they will download trojans to your PC.

    If that happens, change your Steam password and perform a full virus scan.

    The Steam community link will give you details and raise awareness of this recent phishing attempt.
     
  6. Remco de Wildt

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    Maybe its my thinking but if that link is the scam, why do you post the link here? :O_o:
     
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  7. Graham Laing

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    URL link removed ........
     
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