Heads up for Hacked eBay Accounts

If you use eBay watch out for the following scheme.

The bad guys use a phishing email to infect a user’s computer with a keylogger that records keystrokes. When an eBay login is detected, those credentials are used to access the account, set up a fake listing for a smartphone, TV, or some other popular item, and then the eBay account password is changed thereby locking out the legitimate owner of the account.

Unsuspecting buyers see a cool item at a great price and they check the feedback of the seller and see a 100% rating. So they click to buy but are instead taken to a fake eBay site where the victim is asked to log in and give out their bank details. Once they do this their bank account is cleaned out.

Remember – always keep your antivirus software up to date and current and stop and think before you click!

 


 

Author: Glenn Mores

President & CEO MicroData