NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, December 18, 2009

Steam Phishing Posted by Mikko @ 13:55 GMT

Steam from Valve is the largest digital distribution network in the world, with over 20 million active users.

This is how people today buy their PC games and other content.

In many ways, Steam is a competitor for iTunes.


And just as there are phishing attacks to steal iTunes accounts, there are phishing attacks against Steam as well. After all, they both have money in them.

Here's an example attack, trying to steal Steam credentials via the Steam Community social network side of Steam. Real URL is steamcommunity.com. Wrong URL is steamcommuntity.com.


They do look quite similar, don't they?

The fake domain is registered to Mr. "Jay Will", who lives on 69 Lane, Los Angeles…


Be careful out there…