China warns of Skype phishing, shuts offending domain

[IDG] China’s cyberthreat response group Monday warned local Skype users about phishing scams being carried out through the chat program, in a show of ongoing efforts to counter phishing in the country.Many Skype users in China have recently received fake messages saying they had won a prize and directing them to a look-alike version of the program’s Web site to claim it, said the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CERT) on its Web site. The group’s rare notice about a specific phishing scam warned users not to lose sensitive data to such sites and said the group had worked with a domain registrar to close an offending domain.
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