Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook’s estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive personal information.
According to anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc, the emails tell recipients that the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain new login credentials . If the attachment is opened, it downloads several types of malicious software, including a program that steals passwords.
The subject line of the scam email reads: ‘Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Customer Support.’ McAfee advised anyone receiving the password-reset message to delete it and to not open the attachment. Source
McAfee says it is a return of a virus that has been seen before and its tracking for the past 48 hours has the security company predicting the virus will affect more than 400 million Facebook users. — Beware of Facebook virus
See an example of the email here — Facebook Password Reset Scam Threatens Computers Worldwide
- Have you received such an email and opened it?
- Has your Facebook account been hacked?
- If your account has been hacked what are you doing to rectify matters?
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