21 July 2012

Beware of facebook fake Photo tag notification messages



A new cyber campaign targeting Facebook users with fake photo tag notification messages. The new campaign reportedly targets Facebook users with a phishing email containing a malicious link masquerading as a Facebook photo alert.

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If you click on the link in the email, you are not taken immediately to the real Facebook website. Instead, your browser is taken to a website hosting some malicious iFrame script, which takes advantage of the Blackhole exploit kit, and puts your computer at risk of infecting your computer  by malware.

 

This scam redirect you to the malicious hyperlink linking to "Faceboook" rather than Facebook. Despite being a fairly basic scam, experts have taken the link to the Blackhole exploit kit as being troublesome. Blackhole is one of the numerous toolkits used by criminals to mount automated cyber attacks.

 

Stay Safe….                                                                             

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