Hackers spoof Yahoo email addresses in new dating scam
Hackers are spoofing Yahoo email addresses in what appears to be a new dating scam, a security vendor warned on Thursday.
Sophos said its spam traps yielded several emails bearing Yahoo addresses that sought to start a relationship with the recipient.
"The hackers have most likely harvested the images from social networking sites and other websites in an attempt to add a little color to a rather common-or-garden dating scam. ... They are also spoofing Yahoo email addresses in an attempt to add legitimacy to the messages," it said in a blog post. It said many of the messages had headers that "appear like normal Yahoo emails" but whose Reply-To fields do not point back to Yahoo.
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