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Jan 14, 2012 | comments

         New Facebook Security Phishing Attack

There is a new Facebook phishing attack going on. It will not just try to steal your Facebook credentials; it will also try to steal credit card information and other important information such as security questions.

This Facebook phishing attack is pretty interesting because it does not just try to trick the victim into visiting a phishing website. It will reuse the stolen information and login to the compromised account and change both profile picture and name. The profile picture will be changed to the Facebook logo and the name will be translated to “Facebook Security” but containing special ascii characters replacing letters such as “a” “k” “S” and “t”.
Once an account is compromised it will also send out a message to all contacts of the compromised account. The message looks like this:
Message Contains :
"Last Warning: Your Facebook account will be turned off Because someone has reported you. Please do re-confirm your account security by: => you. The Facebook Team"/

When you click on the link you will be redirected to a website which looks very similar to Facebook, and asks you for personal information such as: Name, Email, Password, Webmail system, Password to email etc. When submitting this form the details will be sent to the attacker, and they can automatically login to your Facebook account and compromise it.


These scams are just getting more popular and we really recommend not giving out personal information, especially not email, password and credit card information over social medias. It is also recommend that you contact your security vendor and the social media vendor if you encounter these sites.
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