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Attention: Fake Facebook Mails
Phishing for Facebook
The first goal of the scam is to obtain your login credentials to your Facebook account. Here is the mail I have just received:
1. The sender email address looks suspicious.
2. The receiving address is not an email address registered with Facebook, in fact this address does not exist but comes through based on the catch-all function of the mail box.
3. The Subject line is not capitalized – suspicious.
4. if you pass your mouse over (don’t click!) the update button or over the
5. … “click here” link, you see at the bottom of your frame the actual…
How to deal with Phishing Mails
Turn on phishing filters in your system and security software.
Never click on any link in a suspicious mail! Block sender and delete the mail.
What this Phishing Scam does
If you follow the link in the mail, you are directed to a fake Facebook Login screen with your email address allready filled in. The password field is blank. If you fill in the password, the cyber criminals get full access to your facebook account.
Zeus Banking Trojan
A pop-up appears inviting you to download an “update tool” which actually installs “ZeuS banking Trojan”. This Trojan waits to steal your banking data next time you type them in.
Check out the Facebook security page for further info.
Author: Yorgo Nestoridis, Media Marketing & Publishing, Founder of YORGOO Publishing, YORGOO Press and Semiomantics.
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