Criminals target teens on Habbo social networking site

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Criminals target teens on Habbo social networking site

Warwick Ashford

Criminal phishing attacks are harvesting the personal information of teenagers using the Habbo social networking site, according to researchers at security firm Imperva.

The researchers uncovered the criminal activity by scanning a known host of malicious sites, where they found a site that contains thousands of user credentials and personal details for habbo.co.uk.

In addition to logon credentials, details include date of birth, mail address and parents' address.

The criminals tricked teenagers into giving away their credentials for a promise of some game prizes.

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