Lovelorn individuals on match.com, Christian Mingle, Plenty Of Fish, e Harmony, Chemistry.com, Senior People Meet, Zoosk, Lavalife and other sites should take care, as malicious hackers have set their sights on phishing dating sites in particular.
Researchers at the Netcraft Internet security blog discovered 862 phishing scripts making the rounds at popular sites, and only eight of them targeted banks.
Also be wary if someone on a dating site asks for money before you've met.
In this case, he or she really does only love you for your money.
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A user on a dating site may list his or her credit card information, but compared to a bank account with tons of money, a home address and a social security number, the risk/reward balance at a dating site seems unfavorable.
However, dating sites provide phishers with a unique opportunity to prey on the emotionally vulnerable.
A new wave of phishing attacks across some of the largest dating sites on the Web make it very simple to compromise your login credentials and let your profile fall into the hands of scammers.The Netcraft anti-phishing community is effectively a giant neighbourhood watch scheme, empowering the most alert and most expert members to defend everyone within the community against phishing attacks.Once the first recipients of a phishing mail have reported the target URL, it is blocked for community members as they subsequently access the URL.Marshall Honorof is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering gaming hardware, security and streaming video.After hours, you can find him practicing taekwondo or doing deep dives on classic sci-fi. By impersonating a potential partner, building up a relationship online and then claiming to be in financial distress, a cunning phisher could scam a well-meaning but gullible user out of thousands of dollars.This is less efficient than hacking bank accounts, but much harder to trace and potentially much easier to pull off.Since real people are behind these schemes, they're not as easy to spot as scam profiles.If you have an account on a dating site, be aware of suspicious emails that come your way, and never click on a link if you're unsure of the sender; enter the URL manually instead.The email displays a URL to, say, e Harmony, while actually linking to a disreputable site that copies the e Harmony aesthetic and login system.When users enter their login information, it goes into the hands of malefactors.