Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Security

+ - Hackers target Neopets users

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "If you have children that play on the popular virtual world game Neopets, you might want to warn them of a social engineering scam gleefully targeting "twelve year old kids". Neopets users looking for rare items are sent private messages from the hackers, who direct them to sites hosting keyloggers & trojans. They then use the infected PC as a means to get to data the parents might have stored there, be it credit card details, Paypal accounts or online banking. Seeing the screenshots of some of these people talking about putting these children into botnets is just unbelievable — if ever you wanted proof that people up to no good online will go to any lengths to get their hands on some money (or even just feel good about outsmarting a twelve year old), here it is."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Hackers target Neopets users

Comments Filter:

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. -- Earl Wilson

Working...