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DICT: Site claiming to be new Friendster used for phishing

Government authorities issued a warning against the website claiming to be the new Friendster.
File photo: Friendster logo

Website used for phishing

In a statement, the Philippine National Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT-PH which is part of the DICT Cybersecurity Bureau, said Facebook page Stunner posted about Friendster being back on social media.

The agency said it conducted an assessment and saw that the website was possibly used for phishing. This is because thousands of people have already signed up on the platform.

The 'new' Friendster appears to be a legitimate website but upon initial investigation, the current IP address hosting the website ( had previous reports about phishing, brute force and DDoS attacks, hacking, and host exploitations. The link provided in the post uses a non-popular top-level domain (.click). Also, it does not include an "About Us" page which could tell who developed the website, it explained.

The agency further noted that the website uses WordPress for its main service, which is not used for social networking platforms since it is a content management system.

Having said that, there is a possibility that the said website is being used for phishing, CERT-PH said.

CERT-PH issued reminders for the public regarding the issue: Do not click suspicious links to avoid future potential threats. Do not register on this website because your data may be compromised. In addition, providing and capacitating employees with cybersecurity knowledge and information to minimize threats.

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Source: CERT-PH

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