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Symantec Discovers Fast Food Phishing Scam

By Matthew Harwood

A researcher at security software giant Symantec has discovered a new type of phishing attack that attempts to lure unsuspecting victims to give up financial information by using a survey sponsored by a fast food restaurant chain.

The e-mail encourages recipients to fill out a survey, which erroneously states a fast food restaurant sponsored, and make a quick $90.

After filling out the survey of eight simple questions and clicking on the "proceed" button, users are directed to enter their credit card information to receive $90. To process the request, the payment Web page asks for the payment card's security code, or CVV2, usually found on the back of most cards.

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