The latest in computer phishing just hit Gmail users. It’s called Viddyho and has been making its rounds through various Gmail in-boxes. Emails are being sent asking you to click on “funny video links” from what seems to be someone in your contact list. Once you click and arrive at the website you are promoted to enter your Gmail username and password on a fake GTalk page. After entering your information the phish starts spamming people in your contact list with the same links.
This illegal operation is called Phishing and so far the only name behind it is Viddyho. If you think you may have been affected by this virus, you should immediately change your username and password on Gmail and clear your cache and cookies on your internet browser.
Phishing has been around for while now and I personally have received bogus emails from Paypal and Ebay. I just try to avoid opening links in my email that are suspect and from people I don’t know.