Facebook Phishing Scam

Facebook Phishing Scam Screen Shot - Latest phishing scam involving Facebook
November 3, 2009 7:57am CST
Another phishing scam is catching up in your emails today, and that is Facebook. So, as you can see none of these popular and so called protected sites are spared today. The email seemingly legitimate from Facebook has been floating around is asking people to provide information to help the social network update its log-in system. When the user clicks the "update" button in the e-mail, they are directed to a fake Facebook log-in screen where their user name is filled in and they are prompted to provide their password. When they give that information, victims are taken to a page that offers an "Update Tool," but that is actually the Zeus bank Trojan that is designed to steal financial and personal data. Users of smart phones that have the Facebook app installed can also easily be duped because the phishing e-mail appears as an actual Facebook notification complete with Facebook icon. So, just beware if you have an email that is from Facebook today and remember DO NOT CLICK anything inside that email. Better still, have nothing to do with it and DELETE that email! Ref: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-358467.html?tag=nl.e550
2 responses
@Iriene88 (5347)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 09
Dear Skysuccess, Thanks for updating us on another phishing scam. Truly appreciate it This people who are involved in this scam are really professional. It is good that we are cautious at all time, internet scam is getting more 'real' nowadays. Thanks for keeping us inform. Great job. Keep it up
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@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
3 Nov 09
Many thanks for ths info
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• Singapore
4 Nov 09
cynthiann, You are most welcome and I hope that none of you at home are being affected by this latest scam. These phishing scams are just becoming rampant and I wonder if the email service providers are not doing enough with SPAMs. In the past arrests, these scams are the works of a network of hackers so just be careful. Ref: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20091008/ai_n39235727/?tag=content;col1 Also, don't be too confident about these scams not able to bypass current anti spam filter programs - it is revealed that they can, all they need to do is append the source as some celebrities like Bill Gates, Steve Job and etc.. So, do take care and have a nice day. Ref: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4791&tag=nl.e550