Just a while back i got an Instant Message from one of my colleagues who hardly ever chats with me. Surprisingly it was a Tinyurl link which said something like – “LoL! Check out for this funny video “, which was so unlike him to send an URL of a funny video. But still i went ahead and clicked on it and i was taken to a website – Viddyho.com (I am not linking to it – no way) which asked me to login to GTalk by entering my GMail username and password in the space provided!

viddyho-gtalk-phishing

Obviously it looked fishy (phishy). Why would anyone needs to login to GTalk to watch a funny video? Good try buddy, but I am not someone who would fall for it! But I am not sure how many have fallen for it. One of them of-course was my friend who had promptly logged on using his GTalk user-id and password. Once he did, it smartly sent IMs to all his contacts with tinyurls pointing to viddyho.com. It might just be a prank or an actual phishing link. I am not too sure about it right now. But I would surely update this post soon. Keep plugged in.


Update:
@Mashable tweets to all their followers on twitter about Viddyho being a scam site. Still no clarity on if its a phishing link or not.

Update2:
Lot of people confirming about this and now asking for a solution. If you have fallen PREY, just change your password RIGHT NOW. if you are on Firefox, clear your cache and cookies and restart your Browser. More updates soon.

Update3:
My small VPS was not able to handle so many concurrent users. Sorry for any downtime. Blogstring confirms that Viddyho is indeed part of a phishing network with similar phishing hooks for Myspace, MSN messenger, ICQ etc.

Image updated & Credit: NyTimes


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