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“Steam Birthday” crashed by party poopers

05
Dec
2011

Here’s a rather amateur phish targeting Steam users, located at steambirthday(dot)com. No birthday prizes for guessing what this scam is all about:

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You know you’re dealing with a special kind of phish when the opening ramble begins with “Steam is 3 years old: the Steam project started in 2003” and “In a really short time our servers become more and more and today there are more than a thousand meters of them”.


According to the website, Valve – the creators of Steam – are giving away “1000 Gold accounts, which will allow you to play all 72 games for free” (Steam actually has 1,400+ titles available for download). Hitting the gold coloured “Upgrade now” button takes the end-user to a brilliantly convincing phish page. Or, to be more accurate, it takes them to missing images and screwed up HTML code:

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The site is already flagged in Chrome as a phish page, and hopefully IE and others will follow suit soon. For now, let’s hold off on the birthday celebrations.

Christopher Boyd

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