Phishing Attack Grabs Thousands of Tumblr Logins

Users asked to enter details to see adult content
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2011 3:18 AM CDT
Tumblr Phishing Attack Grabs Thousands of Logins
Thousands of Tumblr users were redirected to this phony login page.   (Tumblr)

(Newser) – Hackers have grabbed thousands of Tumblr users' logins in a massive phishing attack. The typically simple but effective assault on the microblogging site presented users with a screen asking them to "revalidate their credentials" in order to view adult content, reports GFILabs. Compromised accounts were used to spread the scam.

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It's not clear what the hackers plan to do with all those logins, but there is the "very real possibility that the Tumblr accounts are simply a way to test if those users are logging into other services with the same credentials," GFI notes. (Read more Tumblr stories.)

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