Contributor: Avdhoot Patil
New methods to entice victims into handing over their personal information are always being devised by the people behind phishing websites and the use of fake social networking applications is always popular.
During the past month, phishing on social media sites consisted of 8.6 percent of all phishing activity. Among the phishing sites targeting social media, 0.8 percent consisted of fake applications offering features such as free cell phone airtime, adult videos, video chatting, adult chatting, etc.
In March 2013, phishers used a fake Asian chat application on a phishing site hosted on a free web hosting site.
Figure 1. Phishing page spoofing a social networking site
The phishing site spoofs a popular social networking site and is titled “Pakistani chat room - Pakistani girls...